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Redesigning the Mob: The Nina Cocolucci Story: based on a true story of survival as a mafia wife Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Jodi Ceraldi capturers the essence of Mafia life not just from the mob prospective but from reality of the everyday life that American Mafia families endure. During the 1970?s, Jodi lived in Hollywood, Florida. She attended Nova University and the University of Florida. She now lives in the Applalacian foot hills, in northern Georgia. This is her first novel.

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  • File Size: 850 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Holly Springs Publishing Company; 2 edition (October 31, 2008)
  • Publication Date: October 31, 2008
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0034G664G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,552 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Gray Bridges on June 13, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Had I NOT known this book was based on the author's "insider information," I would have still enjoyed it. And though the protagonist, Nina, is a fictional character the mob characters are fictional, and the story is fictional...it's easy to see that the author used her insider knowledge to create believable characters and scenarios (that take place in the fast-paced Miami world.)

Mob/crime stories usually focus on MEN, and when they do focus on women, it seems they focus on women as victims. What makes this story especially compelling is that Nina is NOT a victim. She fights back and takes control of her own life. But there are consequences. The book will entertain men and women readers alike and leave you hoping for another installment--wanting to know what happens to Nina's sons. Will they carry on thier mob father's footsteps or make their way in the legit world?

Not only do I highly reccomend the book, but Jodi is a great speaker. As the Literary Chair at the Harris Arts Center (HAC) in Calhoun, GA, I can say with conviction that Jodi was one of the most interesting author's that we've had speak during my 6-year association with HAC. Readers had lots of questions and Jodi gave fascinating answers.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Hrubovcak on March 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
The dialogue in this book was easy to understand but very compelling. Everyone (including myself) is VERY interested in what really goes on in a "mob" household. The characters seemed like real people, who were caught up in a very unusual and interesting lifestyle.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Larry G. Wallace on March 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
Redesigning the Mob: The Nina Cocolucci Story
A good Read. Held my interest right up to the last page.

Larry/Atlanta
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Donald C. Arndt on March 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
Easy to read and follow - Flashbacks effectively used to develop context and history. The book fully lives up to the 'Product Description' and well worth the time to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Weiss on June 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
A compelling read. The story of Nina and Vito is all too real. The desire of Nina to overcome both physical and mental abuse and risk everything to create a better life for her family is a great story. To realize it is a true story makes it all the more powerful. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I met the author. Her own mental toughness is a great role model for doing the right thing regardless of the cost. I highly recommend this book and recommend taking the time to meet the author if one of her book signings is near you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sheila Baugh on January 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Excellent and easy to read. One of those books that you didn't want to put down until it was finished. Looking forward to her next book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elan Haynes on June 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book was so believable and captivating that it keeps the reader enthralled throughout the whole book. I couldn't put it down and knowing the author, made it even more compelling to read. I am looking forward to the next read from Jodi. Very well done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pickles on July 3, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I liked that the author reminded us that the good-fellas had families. For such a strong character (Nina), how she ended up being so naive was a bit strange.

The underworld rackets were in your face believable but if this was based on a true story, Nina would of been wasted....lol. Nobody gets out alive!

I could not put this book down and ended up a bit disappointed when the book started having YEARS passing by too quickly toward the end. It was a page turned and you will know where Nina's sons were heading .
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