Way Of The Wiseguy Book

Way Of The Wiseguy


  • Author : Joe Pistone
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2005-04-13
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0762423846

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Way Of The Wiseguy Book Description :

Now in paperback, here's the first nonfiction work from Joe Pistone since his New York Times #1 bestseller and hit movie, Donnie Brasco. Perhaps no man alive knows the lifestyle of wiseguys better than Pistone does, having spent six years infiltrating the Mafia as an undercover FBI agent. Now, years later, Pistone reassesses the underworld. Often poignant, and in startling detail, THE WAY OF THE WISEGUY gives readers a first-hand look at the psychology and customs of the wiseguy.The book features 34 chapters that reveal key principles of wiseguy life, including “How Wiseguys Carry Out a Hit,” “How Wiseguys Get Straightened Out,” and “A Typical Day in the Life of a Wiseguy.” Pistone's spellbinding stories provide a first-hand look at this lawless realm of badguys, which is often uncannily relevant to the workings of legitimate big business and everyday social discourse.

Wiseguy Book
Score: 4
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Wiseguy


  • Author : Nicholas Pileggi
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982129903

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Wiseguy Book Description :

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. “Nonstop...absolutely engrossing” (The New York Times Book Review). Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob—from one who’s lived it.

Goodfellas  Screenplay Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Goodfellas Screenplay


  • Author : Martin Scorsese
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2000-02-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 0571202497

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Goodfellas Screenplay Book Description :

Henry Hill grows up in the 1950s, in a Brooklyn neighbourhood where Italian-American gangsters walk tall in the streets, commanding the respect of their peers. Young Henry dreams that one day he too might be a professional 'wiseguy' - a 'goodfella'. His wishes come true with remarkable speed once he teams up with renowned hoodlum Jimmy Conway and his alarmingly psychotic pal Tommy DeVito. Henry embarks on an everyday life of crime which takes him from rags to gaudy riches, in and out of the federal penitentiary and under the unwelcome spotlight of the FBI. As the 1970s turn sour Henry finds himself at the sharp end of the cocaine trade, increasingly adrift from his extended mobster 'family' and forced to make a tough decision about his future. The film that re-established Martin Scorsese's eminence among American directors after years of professional difficulties, 'GoodFellas' is a tour de force which lays bare the crude and venal motives which drive a happy band of thieves and murderers.

Wise Guy Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Wise Guy


  • Author : Guy Kawasaki
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525538622

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Wise Guy Book Description :

Silicon Valley icon and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the unlikely stories of his life and the lessons we can draw from them. Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he was part of Apple's original Macintosh team in the 1980s. He's widely respected as a source of wisdom about entrepreneurship, venture capital, marketing, and business evangelism, which he's shared in bestselling books such as The Art of the Start and Enchantment. But before all that, he was just a middle-class kid in Hawaii, a grandson of Japanese immigrants, who loved football and got a C+ in 9th grade English. Wise Guy, his most personal book, is about his surprising journey. It's not a traditional memoir but a series of vignettes. He toyed with calling it Miso Soup for the Soul, because these stories (like those in the Chicken Soup series) reflect a wide range of experiences that have enlightened and inspired him. For instance, you'll follow Guy as he . . . * Gets his first real job in the jewelry business--which turned out to be surprisingly useful training for the tech world. * Disparages one of Apple's potential partners in front of that company's CEO, at the sneaky instigation of Steve Jobs. * Blows up his Apple career with a single sentence, after Jobs withholds a pre-release copy of the Think Different ad campaign: "That's okay, Steve, I don't trust you either." * Reevaluates his self-importance after being mistaken for Jackie Chan by four young women. * Takes up surfing at age 62--which teaches him that you can discover a new passion at any age, but younger is easier! Guy covers everything from moral values to business skills to parenting. As he writes, "I hope my stories help you live a more joyous, productive, and meaningful life. If Wise Guy succeeds at this, then that's the best story of all."

The Wiseguy Cookbook Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

The Wiseguy Cookbook


  • Author : Henry Hill
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0451207068

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The Wiseguy Cookbook Book Description :

Presents a collection of recipes for such dishes as Milly's meatballs, Henry's kickback antipasto hero, pasta e fagioli, and Sicilian meatloaf, along with cooking and substitution tips, and anecdotes about the author's life.

Wise and Otherwise Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Wise and Otherwise


  • Author : Sudha Murty
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: India
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0143062220

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Wise and Otherwise Book Description :

Fifty Vignettes Showcase The Myriad Shades Of Human Nature A Man Dumps His Aged Father In An Old-Age Home After Declaring Him To Be A Homeless Stranger, A Tribal Chief In The Sahyadri Hills Teaches The Author That There Is Humility In Receiving Too, And A Sick Woman Remembers To Thank Her Benefactor Even From Her Deathbed. These Are Just Some Of The Poignant And Eye-Opening Stories About People From All Over The Country That Sudha Murty Recounts In This Book. From Incredible Examples Of Generosity To The Meanest Acts One Can Expect From Men And Women, She Records Everything With Wry Humour And A Directness That Touches The Heart. First Published In 2002, Wise And Otherwise Has Sold Over 30,000 Copies In English And Has Been Translated Into All The Major Indian Languages. This Revised New Edition Is Sure To Charm Many More Readers And Encourage Them To Explore Their Inner Selves And The World Around Us With New Eyes. &Nbsp;

Wiseguy Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Wiseguy


  • Author : Nicholas Pileggi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-27
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451642780

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Wiseguy Book Description :

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.

GoodFellas Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

GoodFellas


  • Author : Nicholas Pileggi
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-11-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408828557

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GoodFellas Book Description :

'At the age of twelve my ambition was to be a gangster. To me being a wiseguy was better than being president of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world.' GoodFellas is Henry Hill's own story, telling the fascinating and sometimes brutal details of the day-to-day life of a working New York mobster - the violence, wild spending sprees, his wife, his mistress, his code of honour. From the small-time scamming of his early years, his first arrest at the age of sixteen and initiation into the dealings of his wiseguy friends and bosses, Henry Hill tells of the good times, dodgy dealings, indulgences, and the insularity of the mob-controlled neighbourhoods. But things start to go too far. To save his own life, Hill turns into a Federal witness, and the mob is to this day still hunting him down for revealing their involvement in hundreds of crimes including arson, extortion, hijacking, the six-million dollar Lufthansa heist (the most successful cash robbery in US history), and murder.

Tuesdays with Morrie Book
Score: 4
From 263 Ratings

Tuesdays with Morrie


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2007-06-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0307414094

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Tuesdays with Morrie Book Description :

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

A Poor Wise Man Book

A Poor Wise Man


  • Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Publisher : Essential Library
  • Release Date : 2000-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738848464

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A Poor Wise Man Book Description :

Volume 8 of The Essential Rinehart Collection presents “A Poor Wise Man,” which continues the author’s series of novels examining the effects of the first World War on everyday people. “There were bad times coming. The old peaceful quiet days were gone, for age and obstinacy had met youth and the arrogance of youth, and it was to be a battle.” Birth, death, and renewal are the themes that Mary Roberts Rinehart tackles in this emotional and thought-provoking story.