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Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me! Hardcover – February 14, 2012

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“Told with candor and swagger, befitting a daughter of Mafia royalty.” ―Publishers Weekly

About the Author

KAREN GRAVANO was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is a star of the VH1 Reality TV show Mob Wives, about the day-to-day struggles family members are faced with after a loved one is sent to prison. She is also producing a movie based on her family's story and developing a scripted television series about her wild days living in New York City. Outside of the entertainment business, Karen is putting her experience as an esthetician and her love for skin care into developing her own line of products.
LISA PULITZER is a former correspondent for The New York Times. She is the author of more than a dozen non-fiction titles, including New York Times bestseller Stolen Innocence (with Elissa Wall) and Portrait of a Monster: Joran van der Sloot, a Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery (with Cole Thompson.)


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 6th Printing edition (February 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250003059
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250003058
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (341 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #379,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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258 of 281 people found the following review helpful By H. Coleman on February 18, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for two reasons. One being that I read her father's book Underboss. The second being that I watch Mob Wives every single Sunday.

I regret buying this book. Its horrible. Sentences are clipped. Thoughts are all over the place. At one point she goes from talking about her family being arrested to her nephew almost drowning. Like wait...what? The first, and really only time, she mentioned fellow cast mate Renee Graziano was when she said "She throws her fathers name around all the time, me and the girls (referring to Ramona and her sister Roxanne) don't do that." Umm HELLO!?? Are you serious right now?? YOU are always the one throwing around the "check my bloodline" "I'm Sammy the Bull's daughter" "Do you know who my father is?" I found her "story" to be extremely hypocritical. She claims that Ramona has been such an influence in her life and she's "your girl" how come she rarely mention her? She slams Drita for getting with Lee, stating that "you two weren't over" yet on page 188 she says, and I quote "I had accepted the fact that Lee and I were done." Really? Cause her actions, even in season 2, show otherwise. She also kept saying how this book wasn't about her father yet how the Mafia affected her life. I saw none of that really. What I saw was someone that was completely confused, reaping in the benefits of being "The Bull's daughter" and someone who enjoyed the lifestyle. Once she was shunned, then all of a sudden she hated it.

Waste of money, waste of my time. Frankly, this book just proved what a hypocrite she is (as if the show didn't make her look like one already). If you want a good Gravano read, read her father's book. At least then you say it's "captivating".
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109 of 124 people found the following review helpful By M. Corey on February 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I don't know the author personally, but from what I see on TV, I really don't like her personality at all. THat being said, I thought I would give her the benefit of the doubt considering that she had a co-writer for this project and a good story.

What a let down. There was virtually nothing new revealed in this book. I think if you know the story about her father than you can safely assume what her family must have gone through. I have seen interviews where the author says that she felt it was time for her to tell HER story, but all these years later, honestly, who cares? Maybe if this book provided some true insight I'd feel differently, but it didn't. This is all a lot of fluff and I think she either just needed some money or its just a vehicle for her to move onto "bigger" things like Celebrity Apprentice or a new line of this or that.

She seems like she has some serious mental problems and anger issues and comes across as quite the narcissist. I think if anything her ego may need to be put in check if she thinks the world wants to know her side of what is essentially her dad's story (contrary to what she repeatedly says in interviews...that this is HER story. Its not.).

I'd say either wait for this to be deeply discounted, borrow it from a friend or get it from the library.
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67 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Lynn on February 25, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I'm sorry but if you're going to write a book and call it yours, you don't pull pages out of someone else's writing and throw that into yours. As you read the book, right in the middle of a sentence, words are crossed out and left for blank. This runs throughout the book. another problem, one moment she is writing about an incident, and all of a sudden, it skips the story and moves on to something completely different. I can't blame Karen Gravano for the problems, but I can blame the co-Author as she should have done her job and repaired these problems before the book was sent to be published. Why have a co-Author if she/he fails to perform the most important job they are responsible for? Now, onto her father. I don't understand how she can say her father was a great role model, and a loving parent when he killed animals in the presence of his young children? Her father went after a duck when Karen was just a young child. He pulled the duck's feathers out and grabbed a hold of the duck's neck and broke it. Another incident, her father pulled a rifle out while sitting with his son at the family pool, and forced his son who was a very young boy, to shoot the birds. Karen Gravano proudly responds that if her father had given her the rifle, she would have gladly shot 60 birds. Years later, of course, her father ran a drug dealing business and the loving father recruited his children to help him sell the drugs. Where did they find their customers? Schools. Her father is a child abuser and it's no wonder why Karen and her brother would fail to recognize their father as such a man. Karen and her brother don't know any better. Ask yourself, did your father kill harmless animals and force you to watch? Karen liked that. She said so. I would never trust her around animals. Her father is a coward. Anybody can kill a defenseless animal.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Dlady on February 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
She is riding on her father's coat tails and before she tries to come across as an author, I think she needs to get a bit more education behind her. She comes across as she does on the TV series, one with no class and no talent for speaking and in this case no talent for writing.
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