Wise Guy, by Nicholas Pileggi
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- ISBN: 9781439184219 | 1439184216
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/25/2010
Nicholas Pileggi's vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hillthe 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 gangster's lifehas 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 masterpieceGoodFellas,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 ofWiseguyand overseeing all the unforgettable action.Read it and experience the secret life inside the mobfrom one who's lived it.