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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For the Sins of My Father is one of the most captivating and suspenseful books I have ever read! It’s also startling but in retrospect makes sense about what the events of having to quickly grow up with a father who could have been murdered any night and eventually was would have on his psyche. Likewise to myself, Albert had a cloak of hidden emotions that were revealed when he was at his lowest point in life once Roy passed.

I believe that Roy should have a done a better job raising his son, especially when he is introduced to hookers, guns and the entire mafia lifestyle. Sep 10, Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all rated it really liked it Shelves: I am truly thankful for having the opportunity to read not just a book like this, but this particular novel, it gave me so much to think about and gave me the courage to be aware.

For the Sins of my Father was a book that I was instantly hooked on! I believe this book is an attempt to clear his fathers name from the horrible mobster he was associated with.

Al DeMeo will never forget the day in when a coworker, a fellow trader at the New York Stock Exchange, taunt A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: How could he have spent his life looking up to, and loving, a vicious killer? Oct 26, Lea added it. More worryingly, these characters seem like cliches. But with the release of a new book and documentary, about his father’s escapades as the most infamous killer and earner in New York’s notorious Gambino crime family, the past Albert worked so hard to forget and escape came back to haunt him.

I love reading memoirs and crime stories, so this gave me the best of both. View Full Version of PW. DeMeo always knew his father was in the Mafia. He does not romanticize his father’s sins, and there were many, but this really does touch on the ‘shades of grey’ between what is right and wrong reality of the world we exist in.


For any regular outsider, Albert’s childhood would not seem normal, but for Albert, he was enjoying himself. Throughout his whole life, he worried constantly when he did not know where his father was and if he was even alive.

I see many reviews here that treat this memoir as a “novel”, which suprised me at first. Normal kids usually just want to play with toys, or even technology these days.

My old man, the hitman For the Sins of My Father by Albert DeMeo with Mary Jane Ross

In my opinion, even though Albert didn’t have much of a childhood, he still grew up to be a strong man and helped himself through many loses and tragedies. I know that living the lifestyle the families have, is no cake walk. He accepted his dads job and never questioned it and always did as his father told him to, which I admire because most kids would not just keep their mouth shut and accept it. This book is one of the first Mafia based books I have read and a great one at that; it only heightens my urges to read another one alike to it.

Mar 29, Ethan rated it it was amazing.

For the Sins of My Father: A Mafia Killer, His Son, and the Legacy of a Mob Life

Well, maybe the media image of it didn’t, but such people are obviously too young to remember the war between the Five Families of the s that touched even the sleepy Midwestern backwater where I grew up. Every chapter leaves you wanting to know more, so if the mob is your kinda read then this book is a yes and even if your not entertained by the mob this book is a great read as well.

Although my childhood was nothing like Albert’s, it was easy to relate to the different emotions that Albert goes through and has to defeat.

He learned that his dad didn’t have a normal job and he had to figure out what is was that he did for a living. 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.

After I absolutely loved this novel. Oct 15, Sian Day rated it really liked it. Overall I would recommend this piece to anyone who wants a unique experience on a topic that doesn’t receive allot of attention.


How could he have spent his life looking up to, and loving, a vicious killer? Mar 27, Samantha Thd rated it it was amazing. The book explains the life of a mobster and the confusion of the family as it deals with the money, police, and reporters.

The way Albert was describing Roy, I would often hope that Roy would come out of everything okay and they would continue to live their lives. Oct 21, Ilmar Kanbergs rated it really liked it.

It was very obvious that he faced a lot of internal struggles and it really made you feel for both him dsmeo Roy. I felt that this book was an okay read.

This is the story of one Mafia “enforcer”, the father referenced in the title seen through the eyes of his son. For The Sins of My Father is a thrilling page turner that often left me with the thought “how could this story possible be a true tale”. For the Sins demwo My Father is filled with so much suspense and detail.

It’s engaging to read about how he changes his future so he doesn’t go down the same path as his father. In the beginning he was a happy xins who idolized his father. I bad for Albert DeMeo since he had to go tje much after his father died and when his father kept disappearing. For the Sins of My Father was an amazing memoir that I recommend to everyone.

This review sims been hidden because it contains spoilers. As it did with Roy’s death. As much as this book holds the horrors of the criminal underworld, it too has captured tenderness between father and son. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Th This novel kept me on my toes all throughout the story, I had trouble being able to put it down especially on the suspense parts.

Albert goes fathef so much detail about what his father made him do and how Roy eventually dies. Overall I really loved this book and I found it interesting throughout because there was not one person sind bore me throughout the whole book.

The main characters are detailed within their emotions, actions and thoughts.