Wise Guy

Nicholas Pileggi (Author) Martin Scorsese (Introduction by)
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Description

Nicholas Pileggi's vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill--the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that "to be a wiseguy was to own the world," who grew up to live the highs and lows of the mafia gangster's life--has been hailed as "the best book ever written on organized crime" (Cosmopolitan).

This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese's film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds...with Henry Hill's crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action. "Nonstop...absolutely engrossing" (The New York Times Book Review).

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob--from one who's lived it.

Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
April 16, 2019
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781982129903
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About the Author

Nicholas Pileggi is the bestselling author of Wiseguy, Casino, and Blye: Private Eye. He lives in New York.

Martin Scorsese was born in New York City and graduated from New York University with a degree in film. Widely considered one the best filmmakers in American history, his movies include Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, After Hours, Cape Fear, and Gangs of New York.

Reviews

"Wiseguy goes nonstop...absolutely engrossing."-- "The New York Times Book Review"
"The best book ever written on organized crime."--"Cosmopolitan"