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Author: Nicholas Pileggi
"At the age of twelve my ambition was to become a gangster. To be a wiseguy. Being a wiseguy was better than being President of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world." -- Henry Hill Wiseguy is Nicholas Pileggi's remarkable bestseller, the most intimate account ever printed of life inside the deadly high-stakes world of ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671723224
ISBN-10: 0671723227
Publication Date: 9/1/1990
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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The film Goodfellas is based on this true crime page-turner.
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A fantastic companion to the film it produced: Goodfellas.
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A great, detailed look at life as a worker bee in organized crime. Really interesting to get Henry Hill's perspective. A quick, engrossing read.
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This book would have been better if I hadn't watch GoodFellas on an (almost) daily basis for 3 years. It's exactly like the movie. I suggest this book for those who love Goodfellas and those who just love true crime and mafia books.
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After reading this book I understand the movie Goodfellas ALOT better. The movie was pretty accurate. I am fascinated by the mob and this book provided me an inside look at the inner workings of the mob and the life on Henry Hill. He truly lived an amazing life and was involved in some crazy things. This book tells all. I also love how parts of this book talk about key points from the story form the points of view of Henry, Karen, and his mistress Linda. Great read!
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If you have ever watched the move, Goodfellas, then you need to read this book and On the Run A Mafia Childhood. The move is based on the book Wiseguy but the books both tell the life of Henry Hill. The children go into more detail about what life was like for them. Both are good books.
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The New York Times bestseller and a basis for the Hit Film GOODFELLA'S.

I loved this book! A page turner!