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The Day Christ Was Born eY surprised at how much Injoyed this memoir by Henry Hill the mob associate whose life was the source for one of my favorite mob books Wiseguy and one of my favorite mob movies Goodfellas Last year I read On the Run A Mafia Childhood by Greg and Gina Hill Henry s two children After the xtreme romanticism of Goodfellas the book by Greg and Gina made me feel absolutely icky and repulsed by the very idea of the book by Greg and Gina made me feel absolutely icky and repulsed by the very idea of Hill because of what the kids went through On the Run was written a couple years after Gangsters Goodfellas so it s telling that here Henry doesn t mention his relationship with his kids much The two books sitting side by side are among the most two books sitting side by side are among the most documents of my generation Hill s kids are roughly my age It s like any other case where parents utterly fail to understand what hell they re putting their kids through Only here the context is vastly weirder than with most familiesHenry Hill spends some of the time in this book talking about how bad he feels mphasizing and re The Seventh Witch emphasizing that he doesn t want toncourage anyone to become a criminal He also bellyaches with And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake even greater freuency about how much money he blew particularly how much money he blew on drugs I know the feeling when one needs money it sasy to feel Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America extreme remorse about the money one spent unwisely in the pastMost of the book however is spent re living and boasting about his criminalxploits and his almost incomprehensible compulsive pursuit of women and the trashy drama that wrought It s like an pisode of Dog the Bounty Hunter but with a criminal who keeps getting away There s something appealing about that and its vicariously ADDICTINGDESPITE HILL S PROTESTATIONS THIS BOOK Hill s protestations this book not only the life but the general idea of out of control male irresponsibility I do believe on some level he feels bad about the violence He may ven feel bad about some of the theft But I don t get the sense from this book that Henry really gives a damn about the pain he caused his family Maybe he does care maybe he thinks he does care but I don t see that intimate regret represented here and that s disturbing given how much Greg and Gina s later memoir affected meHill may be twelve stepping his way through the final pages but the only real redemption I find in Gangsters and Goodfellas is viewing it as part of a dysfunctional whole This was an The Color of Our Sky entertaining memoir of former mobster Henry Hill Ray Liotta s character from the movie Goodfellas The book was lively andnergetic I thought and lots of gangster uphemisms like the Forgetta bout it True to th. Rsonal collection Gangsters and Goodfellas also reveals Henry's lifelong struggle with addiction his 'business' relationships that have ranged from mob bosses to movie producers and how through verything he survived ' Its been a hell of a journey and if I hadn't lived it myself I would never believe it I survived the mob I survived the government now I'm trying to survive Hollywo.

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Are you interested in what happened to Henry Hill after the vents of Wiseguy andor Goodfellas I was uite happy to leave the story there and consign the following vents to speculation However spotting Gangsters and Goodfellas in a Recent Audible Sale I Decided To Revisit Audible sale I decided to revisit story of Henry Hill I soon found that this is no Wiseguys but to some xtent that s inevitable given its purpose documenting the aftermath of the former book s vents However while life in witness protection isn t uite as xciting to read about as life in the American Mafia this book is a window into a world most of us will never know as told by an uncommonly natural storyteller Previous reviewers have pointed out that there are many hints of fascinating pisodes and vents that are sadly unexplored There s also an unusual amount of repetition in Gangsters and Goodfellas A certain level of scene setting is appropriate as there are probably readers who haven t read Wiseguy but halfway through the book I was still finishing many of Hill s sentencesOn a positive note the audiobook version I purchased is xcellently narrated by Canadian actor William Hope More than once I mistakenly thought I *was listening to Hill himself My impression is that Goodreads is uite torn on the issue of narrators acting their *listening to Hill himself My impression is that Goodreads is uite torn on the issue of narrators acting their through the adoption of an accent but Hope s New York Italian made the storytelling much immersive the mafia has always interested me and to read stories of what really happened just made it that much greater henry hill has an amazing story and I m glad he got to tell it Henry Hill s version of his life in the Witness Protection program and beyond Anyone who remembers his drunken jittery lovable scamp persona when he used to call in to the Howard Stern Show will recognize his attempts to soft sell his xploits and paint himself the victimhero Ah Henry I miss you you old scammerOne warning I read the bargain dition of the book and the dust jacket flap and Henry himself mentioned how good it was to include the pictures that couldn t be in Nicholas Pileggi s Wiseguy but there were no pictures I don t know if the bargain copy cheaped out by not including them and the original had them it s now out of print I believe or this is an ditorial rror If you liked Wiseguy You ll like this I m a sucker for this kind of stuff The localeand there s something to be said for knowing the geography of The Area Where The area where the is taking placeof much of this book is familiar to me as are the personality types which have both a negative side and a positive side. In 1980 my life as a 'Goodfella' came to an ndI traded my Brioni and Armani suits for T shirts and jeans I became a normal citizen I became Joe Schmoe' says Henry Hill author of GANGSTERS AND GOODFELLAS and subject of WISEGUY which was the inspiration for the blockbuster film GOODFELLASAfter a uarter of a century of silence Hill can finally tell us the rest of the story Gangsters. Anyway not The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis everyone willnjoy this as much as I did and I can see from Memoir of Goodfella s Henry Hill s life in the Witness Protection Program The book of Goodfella s Henry Hill s life in the Witness Protection Program The book ok but it made me angry because I read the other side of this story which was the memoir On The Run by his children Henry Hill glamorized his life and he portrayed his children to be just fine with the life they were thrust into This was not true as he was a horrible father and ven lost his youngest child to DCF for two years due to his and his wife s alcohol and drug addiction It also made me mad at the amount of money the government wasted to protect a rat Money which Henry and his wivesgirlfriends spent on drugs and scams If you read this one take it with a grain of salt as there were three children whose lives were greatly affected by his poor choices which he seems to brag about in this book In 1980 my life as a Goodfella came to an ndI traded my Brioni and Armani suits for T shirts and jeans I became a normal citizen I became Joe Schmoe says Henry Hill author of GANGSTERS AND GOODFELLAS and subject of WISEGUY which was the inspiration for the blockbuster film GOODFELLASAfter a uarter of a century of silence Hill can finally tell us the rest of the story Gangsters and Goodfellas picks up where Wiseguy left off taking readers on the crazy ride of Henry s life hiding out in the Witness Protection Programme doing prison time for drug charges testifying in high profile heavily guarded mafia trials leaving his wife Good book to read if you were ver curious about what happened to Henry Hill after Goodfellas Not a great book just ok but definitely recommended to mafia fans BUT If you saw Goodfellas and didn t read the book it was based on Wiseguy forget this book and read Wiseguy asap One of the best books
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its kind contains tons of great material the movie left out This is a great case of real life crossing over to fiction Henry Hill is the inspiration for so many of the mafia related films and movies Goodfellas may be the most obvious as it was Hill s story that got turned into script but hearing other tales of his life and arly hijinks I realise now that these are just mirrored in certain Just Cause episodes of The Sopranos pretty obvious to see where they got their inspiration from To have lived a life like his if it wasn t so well documented then I probably wouldn t believe it Hearing stories such as how the Fab Four unknowingly helped Hill and his crew with a heist makes his story all the better A strong 4 from me and would recommend this to others I was ver. And Goodfellas picks up where Wiseguy left off taking readers on the crazy ride of Henry's life hiding out in the Witness Protection Programme doing prison time for drug charges testifying in high profile heavily guarded mafia trials leaving his wife and children andventually nding up in the ntertainment business Including an xclusive selection of photographs from Henry's pe. .
Gangsters and Goodfellas Wiseguys Witness Protection and Life on the Run