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Joe Dogs

The Life & Crimes of a Mobster

This riveting autobiography shares the bone-rattling reality of a mobster whose rise to stardom in the crime world was cut short by a savage beating from his “friends,” leading to his move for ultimate revenge of becoming an informant for the FBI.

Joe Dogs is a true account of the Mafia as it has never been seen, written by an insider whose style is as authentic, brutal, and hard-edged as the world he inhabited. From the hideaways and the girls to the deals and the hits, Iannuzzi shares never before told details on the day-to-day lifestyle of a mobster.

From the lush Gold Coast of Florida to the mean streets of New York, the drama of Iannuzzi’s fall from grace and the risk of collecting evidence and testifying for the FBI fills the pages of this “blood curdling account of what it is really like to work the rackets as a member of the Mafia ‘crew’” (Los Angeles Times).

Joe Dogs is an unflinching memoir of an unforgettable mob career and an expose that continues to rock the underworld of organized crime, featuring details on the murder of the “Boss of Bosses” Paul Castellano, the brief rise of John Gotti, and the destabilization of the traditional Mafia family.

Photo Credit: Melanie Hardaway

Joseph "Joe Dogs" Iannuzzi is the author of Joe Dogs: The Life and Crimes of a Mobster, The Mafia Cookbook, and The Mafia Cookbook: Revised and Expanded.

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