Now in paperback, here's the first nonfiction work from Joe Pistone since his New York Times #1 bestseller and hit movie, Donnie Brasco. Perhaps no man alive knows the lifestyle of wiseguys better than Pistone does, having spent six years infiltrating the Mafia as an undercover FBI agent. Now, years later, Pistone reassesses the underworld. Often poignant, and in startling detail, THE WAY OF THE WISEGUY gives readers a first-hand look at the psychology and customs of the wiseguy.The book features 34 chapters that reveal key principles of wiseguy life, including “How Wiseguys Carry Out a Hit,” “How Wiseguys Get Straightened Out,” and “A Typical Day in the Life of a Wiseguy.” Pistone's spellbinding stories provide a first-hand look at this lawless realm of badguys, which is often uncannily relevant to the workings of legitimate big business and everyday social discourse.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Joseph D. Pistone is the legendary FBI Special Agent who put his life on the line to infiltrate the U.S. Mafia for six years, resulting in the convictions of over 200 mobsters. He lives in an undisclosed location.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is not an endorsement of mob methods or lifestyles,as some might surmise,but a realistic assessment of how dangerous and deadly involvement with these guys can be,as evidenced by the fact that S.A. Pistone would have been killed more than likely,even though mobsters have previously to my knowledge never ordered a hit on an FBI agent,though they have on "Dirty Cops who were "In bed with OC"(organized crime).In Underboss, Gravano described one soldier as "He is such a bad guy,he'll kill everyone in the indictment so he can fight the case alone".This is real,not a made for TV series where you get to like the characters.