By twenty-one, Ferrantes Mafia connections had enabled him to pull off some of the most lucrative heists in history. But betrayals by close friends brought Ferrante a slew of federal indictments, and he would spend the next decade as an inmate in some of Americas most notorious penitentiaries—with ample time to ponder lifes essential questions: Who am I? What makes me this way? Do I have a purpose? In the prison library he embarked on an extraordinary journey of the mind that took him from history to philosophy to major world religions, from the art of writing to the law. And after successfully appealing his own conviction—in a case now cited in courtrooms across the country—Ferrante walked away from prison a writer and a profoundly changed man.
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Shelves: mafia , favorites , autobiography , memoirs I was not sure what to expect when I picked up this book and thought it looked interesting enough but I was blown away when I started reading! This is an amazing and moving story! I hear some people say that skipped over parts that were to hard to read and this actually bothers me because I think we all need to read this book. This second half of this book tells about his life in prison and he does not sugar coat the bad parts he tells it the way it happened.
This book in many ways is a reality I was not sure what to expect when I picked up this book and thought it looked interesting enough but I was blown away when I started reading! This book in many ways is a reality check! Parts of this book were moving, some disturbing but needed to be told and Louis a an amazing man who turned his life around! He is a very strong man and I hope he finds happiness for the rest of his life. One of the best books I have read I could not put it down until I finished it.
From mobster to author - he has done something most people try to: Change. His time in prison led him to realize his life of crime was wrong, he distanced himself from his former colleagues and reinvented himself. On the technical side I had some issues with his writing. Some of the book is disjointed - chapters jumping around, recollection upon recollection makes it sometimes confusing.
You can Louis Ferrante has a fascinating story to tell. The change from one extreme to another was really what interested me, but basically the book just talked about his life in crime.
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Shajind Since retirement from the Department of Corrections I ynlocked with a large California treatment organization which provides services to felon addicts. Over the term of his incarceration, each book became a much-needed sanctuary from the brutal chaos of his everyday existence, each page a challenge to his rapidly expanding knowledge of the world. Write a customer review. Ferrante, Louis Thank you, Louis Ferrante, for writing this book. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno. Added to my own perceptions are years spent listening to felons and other law enforcement professionals discuss their experiences in the streets and in the institutions.
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