On the Run A Mafia Childhood Author:Gregg Hill, Gina Hill In the 1970's, "Wiseguy" Henry Hill pulled off heists and busted heads with the Mob. In the '80's, he became famous - as the antihero of the bestselling book Wiseguy and blockbuster movie Goodfellas. But there was one story he couldn't tell. Now his children, Gregg and Gina, tell it for him. — On The Run is the extraordi... more »nary true account of what it's like to grow up in the federal witness protection program. Just as Gregg was celebrating his bar mitzvah and his sister, Gina, was buying her first bra, Henry Hill was informing on his former cronies. Henry, his wife, and children were swept into protective custody. And Gregg and Gina, who'd already been exposed to their father's wild side, were about to be ripped from their home and lose the only normalcy they'd ever known.
Exploding the myths of glitz and camaraderie that surround the Mob, ON THE RUN is a gritty, heartbreaking true story of children born into two families at once: the loud, violent Hills, and the silent, murderous Mafia. In their own eloquent words, Gregg and Gina Hill tell how they survived both - and finally got the best revenge.« less
As told through the eyes of Gregg and Gina Hill, children of the famous mafia associate Henry Hill, this book is the disturbing story of the Hill family's life on the run when they were in the government's witness protection program. It will make a sobering read for anyone, especially people whose sole impression of the criminal underworld is derived from gangster movies or watching The Soprano's on TV.
If you have seen the movie "Goodfellas" then you need to read first "Wiseguy" which I also have, then read this one. Wiseguy and On the run A Mafia Childhood are what the movie Goodfellas is based off of only they go into more detail in the life of Henry Hill. Both are very good books.
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I could not put this book down! It was so easy to follow and if you saw the movie "Goodfellows" then you were very familiar with the cast and knew just who they were talking about. I really felt so bad for the kids and what they had to go through, you really do feel their pain. - Easy, Fast, exciting.