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Mob Daughter - The Mafia, Sammy the Bull Gravano, and Me!

Karen Gravano

From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal. Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With nineteen confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss-and John Gotti's right-hand man-is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State's evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family. But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table. He made a living running a construction firm and several nightclubs. He stayed out late, and sometimes he didn't come home at all. He hosted "secret" meetings at their house, and had countless whispered conversations with "business associates." By the age of twelve, Karen knew he was a gangster. And as she grew up, while her peers worried about clothes and schoolwork, she was coming face-to-face with crime and murder. Gravano was nineteen years old when her father turned his back on the mob and cooperated with the Feds. The fabric of her family was ripped apart, and they were instantly rejected by the communities they grew up in. This is the story of a daughter's struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life.

From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal. Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With nineteen confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss-and John Gotti's right-hand man-is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State's evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family. But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table. He made a living running a construction firm and several nightclubs. He stayed out late, and sometimes he didn't come home at all. He hosted "secret" meetings at their house, and had countless whispered conversations with "business associates." By the age of twelve, Karen knew he was a gangster. And as she grew up, while her peers worried about clothes and schoolwork, she was coming face-to-face with crime and murder. Gravano was nineteen years old when her father turned his back on the mob and cooperated with the Feds. The fabric of her family was ripped apart, and they were instantly rejected by the communities they grew up in. This is the story of a daughter's struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life.
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From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal. Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With nineteen confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss-and John Gotti's right-hand man-is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State's evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family. But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table. He made a living running a construction firm and several nightclubs. He stayed out late, and sometimes he didn't come home at all. He hosted "secret" meetings at their house, and had countless whispered conversations with "business associates." By the age of twelve, Karen knew he was a gangster. And as she grew up, while her peers worried about clothes and schoolwork, she was coming face-to-face with crime and murder. Gravano was nineteen years old when her father turned his back on the mob and cooperated with the Feds. The fabric of her family was ripped apart, and they were instantly rejected by the communities they grew up in. This is the story of a daughter's struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lisa Pulitzer

Length:

5h 55m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:55