The 25th Anniversary Edition
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Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the mafia gangster’s life—has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan).
This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds…with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.
Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob—from one who’s lived it.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Better than the movie!
This is a great book! My personal favorite of all time. Goes way more in depth than the movie ever could. If u like Goodfellas, then you will love Wiseguy
I love this book hence the fact that it plays my favorite actor plus the double whammy of the fact that I can see him in action and in love and in elegance , you will see the fact that this actor is really elegant .
An intoxicating look into organized crime world. The amazingly vivid and riveting story of wiseguy Henry Hill and his metoric rise and fall in the Vario / Luchesse crime family and the book that the cult film Goodfella’s was based on. Set aside a few hours to read, this one is impossible to put down.