A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: The son of New York’s most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he led being raised. From the age of eight, Al DeMeo spent a lot of time with his father, Roy—on loansharking collections, in the auto-repair shop from which he. Albert DeMeo was six when his father gave him his first gun. Eleven years later, in , the cops summoned him to identify his father’s corpse.

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I direct the attention of the interested reader even to the Old Testament, in which the sons of Eli forced people to give them the best parts of their offerings to God 1 Samuel 2.

Albert had made so many sacrifices and to me is the best person in the book, due to his personality and characteristics. May 30, Anthony rated it really liked it. Oct 19, Sheena Dube rated it really liked it.

As it did with Roy’s death. All the character detail that he includes – the dramatic, manipulative grandmother; the sunglasses-wearing mob boss; the pretty, vacuous, high-school girlfriend; the mute mother – seem peripheral. Literally anyone can be in qlbert mob. Overall, I give zlbert memoir a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

My old man, the hitman For the Sins of My Father by Albert DeMeo with Mary Jane Ross

A young kid learned the not so glamorous life style of the mafia which will only creep up on you in life. Albert also speaks frankly about the mafia itself and what he was aware that his father went through towards the end.

If we boil down all the events and conflicts which unfold in the pages of this memoir, they all have an undeniable origin from Roy’s actions or lack thereof. In my opinion, even though Albert didn’t have much of a childhood, he still grew up to be a strong man and helped himself through many loses and tragedies.

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On top of that, Albert later developed depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and he even had a few suicide attempts.

Return to Book Page. Being the son of notorious mobster Roy DeMeo, and growing up in his father shadow Albert DeMeo quickly learned the mob life.

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For the Sins of My Father: A Mafia Killer, His Son, and the Legacy of a Mob Life

Just like so many other memoirs, it’s sometimes hard to believe that some of these things actually happened. Oct 26, Lea added it. Well, maybe the media image of it didn’t, but such people are obviously too young to remember the war between the Five Families of the s that touched even the sleepy Midwestern backwater where I grew up.

Dekeo we boil down all the events and conflicts which unfold in the pages of this memoir, they al For The Sins of My Father is fo thrilling page turner that often left me with the thought “how could this story possible be a true tale”.

Whether that means carrying a gun around everywhere even to school, or keeping an eye on his sister’s to make sure they are safe, or even collecting cash from strip clubs his father owned. More worryingly, these characters seem like cliches.

What the book does reveal, quite movingly and dins, is the emotional cost of living a lie. I really liked this book. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

It’s safe to say he had a double life; his wife nor daughters knew what his real job was.

For the Sins of My Father: A Mafia Killer, His Son, and the Legacy of a Mob Life by Albert Demeo

He made you forget that that he was a mobster, and that is one of the things I enjoyed the most. I highly recommmend it. It is extremely difficult for me to identify my dislike or admiration of Roy simply because of his extremely violent career versus his loving nature towards those he loved.

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The hints of immense suspense and heartfelt moments ground the book for an easy enjoyable read. It’s a study in the half-truths that a wounded child learns to believe, and as such it is fascinating. I found this book fascinating, frightening, eye-opening and tenderally sweet.

The memoir is following Albert’s life, thoughts, feelings and actions. A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: In this book, we learn of how a little Beginnin Unlike other kids at school who’s father’s were policeman, firefighters, or lawyers Albert DeMeo had no idea what his father did. The moment sent DeMeo into a psychological tailspin: I found it to be a very interesting and intriguing. Knowing that the book was a memoir made it even more interesting.

He became depressed, overly aware as to what was going on around him and wondering what people were thinking about him Throughout the book Albert the author became mature at a very young age and acted as if he was years older than he actually was, the situation that he was in needed him to act the way he did.

This was really eye opening to the outside world away from the everyday norm. In conclusion the novel was a wonderful piece, it was filled with questionable and complex characters, a suspenseful plot and beautiful ending, which I think are all elements of a fantastic story. Books In Pictures – the story of love and romance: By the end of the novel, he is nothing like his father, and I think the way he changed his life for the better in the end was a good life choice.

But we don’t learn Roy DeMeo’s chief claim to fame until odd pages into the book: