The Doctor Broad: A Mafia Love Story
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"Barbara's a heart breaker and a rule breaker: From her strict Catholic upbringing to fighting for her place at an elite medical school to standing alongside Gloria Steinem, fighting for women's rights and taking to the streets to fight against the Vietnam War. Her FBI file may only be matched by the men whose lives she would come to save, and whose secrets she would come to keep, as the cardiologist to the head of the New England Mafia. This book has it all, so take a life lesson from The Doctor Broad."
--Marc Smerling, Emmy Award winner, Outstanding Documentary Series for HBO's The Jinx, co-producer of hit podcast, Crimetown
"I applaud Barbara's courage in stripping herself bare for the reader. This page-turner of a story will keep you on the edge of your seat, and will teach you valuable lessons about confronting controversy and adversity."
--Georgia Durante, author of The Company She Keeps
"Barbara's latest work takes a down and dirty ride through the secretive world of organized crime in the 1980's. Having just finished "VAULT," a film about a mob robbery set in the same city and era, (Providence, Rhode Island, New England's Wild West) I place this book on the must read list!"
--Tom DeNucci, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Actor and Director
"From good Catholic girl to football star's wife, from heart doctor to national abortion rights activist, from women's libber to Mafia doctor and mistress, Barbara Roberts has led an improbable life. Roberts takes the reader on a wild ride through her colliding worlds, as The Doctor Broad battles to survive and succeed in a man's world."
--Mike Stanton, Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of the New York Times bestseller The Prince of Providence and Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World