Breaks, Brains & Balls

Breaks, Brains & Balls

by Joe Conforte, David W Toll

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940012634627
Publisher: Gold Hill Publishing Co, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,163,450
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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Breaks, Brains & Balls 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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.