A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: The son of New York’s most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he led being raised. From the age of eight, Al DeMeo spent a lot of time with his father, Roy—on loansharking collections, in the auto-repair shop from which he. Albert DeMeo was six when his father gave him his first gun. Eleven years later, in , the cops summoned him to identify his father’s corpse.

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Feb 02, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: To grow with characters is really important for myself as a reader, to see Albert grow as an individual once finding out his father was apart of the mob pushed himself to fight through all obstacles thrown at him. A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: As much as this book holds the horrors of the criminal underworld, it too has captured tenderness between father and son.

Albert DeMeo: “For The Sins of My Father” – Diane Rehm

He made you forget that that he was a mobster, and that is one of the things I enjoyed the most. But we don’t learn Roy DeMeo’s chief claim to fame until odd pages into the book: In a way though, he did go through a war.

With the success of HBO’s The Sopranoswhich will begin airing again September 15, plus the recent death of Gambino head John Gotti, expect much interest in, and many sales for, this electrifying title. Roy Deemo was very famous for his involvement in the Mafia, so it was very interesting to read about his gather from his son’s perspective, rather than a police officer or fellow mobster.

Albert DeMeo: “For The Sins of My Father”

For the Sins of My Father: The corruption amidst the powers that be in the law enforcement community really didn’t shock me, just his candid way of writing ab Coming from a girl who loves The Godfather not Godfather 3 so sis and Goodfellows, I really enjoyed diving into this book.


DeMeo, and that was the life he lived as a mobster. With the implacable narrative drive of a thriller and the power of a painfully honest memoir, For the Sins of My Father presents a startling and unprecedented perspective on the underworld of organized crime, exposing for the first time the cruel legacy of a Mafia life.

Albert was very interesting to me because he would often flip flop between liking the things his father did and then wanting nothing to do with any of it.

This memoir, For the Sins of My Father, is what a therapist would call an attempt to find closure. Eleven years later, inthe cops summoned albeert to identify his father’s corpse, frozen solid after 10 days in the boot of a Cadillac, and shot seven times, an eyeball blown out from the socket.

But to us on the outside, it’s fascinating! The stories Albert would share with the readers about his childhood would make me fall in love with the family man Roy was. DeMeo is so concerned with recreating his child’s-eye view of a loving father, that he mimics a child’s confusion. Albert had made so many sacrifices and to me is the best person in the book, due to his personality and characteristics.

Mainly, the premise of the entire book is what grabbed my attention and kept me reading. Overall, I give this memoir a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

This coming of age novel showed a bitter and sweet side of a familythat wasn’t perfect, but then again no family is perfect. This book really comes full circle and through reading about the experience of a young man, in search of truth and reconciliation, the reader gets to see what is left out of movies like the Vor.


For the Sins of My Father

Beginnin Unlike other kids at school who’s father’s were policeman, firefighters, or lawyers Albert DeMeo had no idea what his father did. Overall, For the Sins of My Father offers a unique perspective about an often approached subject matter.

Albert didn’t think that way, and I found that very refreshing to read about. At a young age, Albert’s capable of dealing mu the mafia but shows clemency when necessary, much like his father.

Apr 06, Bean rated it really liked it. How could he have spent his life looking up to, and loving, a vicious killer?

Unlike other kids in his exclusive Long Island neighborhood Albert spent whatever free time he could learning the tricks of the trade with his Father. The book often reads like the perspective of Michael Corleone if he were in Goodfellas.

The book explains the life of a mobster and the confusion fr the family as it deals with the money, police, and reporters. Sep 10, Orinoco Womble tidy bag and dmeeo rated it really liked it Shelves: I also loved the relationship between Albert and Roy DeMeo.

Albert DeMeo makes you feel as if you are growing up in the Mob along with him, from the owning his first gun to the first time he set foot in gemini.