Breaks, Brains & Balls

Breaks, Brains & Balls

by Joe Conforte
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Breaks, Brains & Balls by Joe Conforte

The Mustang Ranch was the biggest, brightest Whorehouse in America, maybe all the world — and then they made it legal!

Joe Conforte prides himself on having provided "more pleasure to more men than anyone else in the history of the world" and parts of his story have been told many times — in newspapers, magazines, books and even a big budget, big star movie: "Love Ranch".

In this book it's Joe himself who tells it, and he tells it all, from his birth into the poverty of a Sicilian fishing village through a lifetime of hair-raising adventures to retirement as a multi-millionaire in a luxurious penthouse apartment on the beach in Rio De Janeiro, thumbing his nose at the IRS all the way.

It's a book is full of surprises, almost a farce at some points, brutally serious at others, and it adds up to a highly readable telling of a phenomenal tale. Love him or hate him (and there are plenty of people in both categories) there's no disputing that despite violent competitors, law enforcement vendettas, prison terms, exile, life as a fugitive — his enemies could never defeat him; he grabbed the gold ring and got away clean with the swag. It's a great story, told in his own highly expressive style.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012634627
Publisher: Gold Hill Publishing Co, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Joe Conforte is one of the most outrageous characters ever to emerge from the American West and his life story might have been written by Horatio Alger on Acid.

Joe says, "This book is my life story. I have a very good memory, very good, and this is the way I remember it, from a little boy in Sicily, watching my mother in her outdoor kitchen, squatting down to fan the fire beneath the big cooking pot with a raven's wing, to now, in my penthouse apartment in Rio De Janeiro with a cook, a maid and a driver and the most beautiful young girl in Brazil for my companion.

"Do you think it was easy, getting to this paradise? No. Like the book says, it took breaks, brains and balls every step of the way, from a street-smart runaway kid in New York City to owning the Mustang Ranch in the Nevada desert, putting millions into a Swiss bank account and thumbing my nose at the IRS all the way.

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Historian89 More than 1 year ago
Conforte rehashes the story of his life he¿s told many times before to other authors and news reporters and there¿s not much new for his fans. There is no structure to Conforte¿s comments, nor much detail either, and things of great interest to most readers are not mentioned such as Bernardo Mercado¿s title shot at Muhammad Ali in 1980, as one example. The co-author¿s creative writing about a day in the life of the brothel is filler for a lack of true substance and extraneous to Conforte¿s comments while awkwardly bringing together two remote genres of writing. If you were looking to learn something about Joseph Conforte, this is not the book.