I Don't Want to Go to Jail by Jimmy Breslin
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Jimmy Breslin is at the top of his form with this comic, wry novel about the downfall of a modern mob family. Inspired by the infamous mobster who shuffled around Greenwich Village in his pajamas so that hed be declared mentally incompetent and skip standing trial, Breslin gives us a new spin on a tale he learned from a life lived on the streets. He brings to life the mobster, his brother the priest, and his nephew Fausti who is trying as hard as he can to be clean. This is a vintage performance from one of our most celebrated writers.
 

About Jimmy Breslin

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Jimmy Breslin's legendary columns are in syndication nationwide. In 1986, while at "New York Daily News", he received a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary & is also the author of the memoir, "I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me", "I Don't Want to Go to Jail" is his eleventh book.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Little Brown and Company. 306 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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A meandering, wonderfully colorful hop-skip-and-a-grunt tour of the Little Italy that tourists wish they could visit, told in Breslin's distinctively snappy, side-of-the-mouth style.

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Only Fausti the Younger is brave enough to risk The Fist’s wrath when he impulsively eats The Fist under the table in front of mob lieutenants Baldy Dom, Quiet Dom, and Dom Dom.

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Breslin's literary ties to the mob go back to the days when he was churning out award-winning columns and bestselling novels (The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight</

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and a story line about a get rich slow scheme involving some genius' idea to market "mob stars" bubble gums cards.

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