The Godfather's Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption

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On the surface, Rita Gigante’s family looked like all the other Italian Catholics in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood. But behind closed doors, they had a secret—her father was notorious crime boss Vincent “the Chin” Gigante, head of all five New York crime families. In The Godfather’s Daughter, Rita takes us on her emotional and spiritual journey growing up on the tumultuous fringes of the underworld. Her struggles with deception and honesty, violence and love, and sickness and healing finally lead Rita up ...

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Overview

On the surface, Rita Gigante’s family looked like all the other Italian Catholics in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood. But behind closed doors, they had a secret—her father was notorious crime boss Vincent “the Chin” Gigante, head of all five New York crime families. In The Godfather’s Daughter, Rita takes us on her emotional and spiritual journey growing up on the tumultuous fringes of the underworld. Her struggles with deception and honesty, violence and love, and sickness and healing finally lead Rita up to a world of light—and a life where she can finally accept and bravely live her own truth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401938802
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Pages: 265
  • Sales rank: 704,957
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

      Rita Gigante has dedicated her adult life to healing people spiritually, emotionally, and physically. She has a degree in exercise physiology and is a licensed massage therapist and Reiki master. In 2010 she formed the Collective Healing Network, a group of healers that conducts monthly sessions in New York and New Jersey. Rita also has a private practice outside of New York City, where uses healing methods including energy therapy, intuitive healing, spiritual counseling, sound therapy, and angel readings.

 

Natasha Stoynoff is a New York Times best-selling author with six books to her credit. Most recently, she was a correspondent for People magazine for nearly two decades. Before that, she worked as a news reporter/photographer for The Toronto Star, columnist for The Toronto Sun, and freelancer for Time magazine. She lives in New York City, where she writes books and screenplays.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: A Space of Grace xi

Part I In the Dark

Chapter 1 Home Sick 3

Chapter 2 Dungeon and Dragons 17

Chapter 3 Girlfight 31

Chapter 4 Walk Like a Man 45

Chapter 5 Educating Rita 57

Chapter 6 Straight to Hell 67

Part II Out of the Shadows

Chapter 7 Papa, Don't Preach 81

Chapter 8 Sex, Truth, Lies, and Videotape. 91

Chapter 9 Just When You Thought You Were Out 111

Chapter 10 The Family Business 121

Chapter 11 Kill, Pray, Love 133

Chapter 12 Crime and Punishment 147

Part III Into the Light

Chapter 13 Captivity and Freedom 157

Chapter 14 Live and Let Go 173

Chapter 15 Metamorphosis 189

Chapter 16 Healing Hands 209

Chapter 17 A Spiritual Contract 229

Epilogue: We Are Family 247

Acknowledgments 261

About the Authors 265

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Boo Hoo

    Another "Daddy did'nt hug me enough when I was a little girl"
    Do not waste your time or money

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    This was one of the best books I ever read. I have known this fa

    This was one of the best books I ever read. I have known this family since childhood.I would have never guessed the youngest one would would have been the one that touched my heart in so many ways. The book is truly an example of what life can be . God Bless you Rita I am proud to be your friend. Good Luck.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    This book "The Godfathers Daughter" was a Amazing rea

    This book "The Godfathers Daughter" was a Amazing read! The Authors take is one of strength, honesty , healing and loving care. This true story made me laugh, smile and tear all in one chapter! This book is undoubtedly one of the best reads I've encountered in a long long time. This book looks like a mob orientated book but its not. In my opinion the Author had to opened up her heart and must have found it very difficult to write this book. THIS BOOK LEFT ME ENLIGHTENED. Its a must read!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    Disappointed

    This book is not what I thought it would be. I gave up on it and went on to something more interesting. Maybe I will go back to it another time.

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  • Posted December 7, 2012

    Excellent read ! Not what you expect when you first pick it up.

    Excellent read ! Not what you expect when you first pick it up.

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