Divorced from the Mob by Andrea Giovino
My Journey from Organized Crime to Independent Woman

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Divorced from the Mob breaks the mob code of silence and describes the life of Andrea Giovino, a woman born and bred into the Mafia, and her inspirational escape. Sexy and street-smart, Giovino married a mob drug runner, earned a seat at ‘80s nightclub tables next to John Gotti, and took an emotional and bloody ride through organized crime. Hers was also the task of keeping her children safe—keeping the guns out of reach, washing bloodstains out of her husband’s clothes—and maintaining the household’s front as a model of American domesticity in her quietly luxurious Staten Island neighborhood of doctors and lawyers, all the while helping manage a criminal enterprise that raked in money. A murder, a DEA set-up, and FBI wiretaps finally brought Giovino, her husband, and her brother to the brink of prison. Defiantly, Giovino chose to retain her identity, facing down threats against her life and courageously divorcing herself and her children from the Gambino world of organized crime. Now a model working parent, Giovino has penned this perspective of mob life largely unexplored by film and literature, and a headline-grabbing expose of organized crime told in a voice readers will never forget.

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Giovino, a mother of four children, refused to enter the Witness Protection Program despite knowing there was a contract out on her life. Indicted in 1992 with her husband and brother on charges of conspiring to distribute marijuana and cocaine in Brooklyn and Staten Island, she was relocated in return for her husband and brother's cooperation with the government. Gary Brozek is a freelance writer. He lives in Evergreen, Colorado. He has co-authored the book, Character Driven with pro basketball player, Derek Fisher.
Published February 24, 2004 by Carroll & Graf. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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An organized-crime woman recounts her "illegal, immoral, and unethical activities" in a fashion that will make readers' hair stand on end, then fall out altogether.

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Veteran audiobook narrator Rosenblat delivers the memoir of reformed mob wife Andrea Giovino with energy, zest and a husky Brooklyn accent. Giovino reflects on her life with a mixture of remorse an

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