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Another 5-star review for “Joe Bruno’s Mobsters – Six Volume Set.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, famous trials, Gangs, gangsters, mafia, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, New York City fires, New York City murder, NY City disasters, organized crime, police, reality TV, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Another 5-star review for “Joe Bruno’s Mobsters – Six Volume Set.”

Still available on Amazon Kindle for only $2.99.

*****

5.0 out of 5 stars *****
Joe Bruno’s Mobsters!!

April 9, 2014
By Alfonse Corleone
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This review is from: Joe Bruno’s Mobsters – Six Volume Set (Kindle Edition)

“Quickly put, any book by Joe Bruno buy!!! They all our excellent A+++++++ and shows the life as a Mobster back in the good old days.”

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“Mob Wives – Fuhgeddaboudit!” – Book Review by Brenda Perlin

Posted in Book Reviews, Cosa Nostra, criminals, crooks, Drug dealers, FBI, FBI, Gangs, gangsters, Italian Americans, mafia, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Posted on Goodreads by Brenda Perlin

Mob Wives – Fuhgeddaboudit! This was a great entertaining book. A total page turner. This one had me laughing out loud and at times biting my lip out of sheer shock. I have watched the reality show “Mob Wives” so I knew a lot about the characters the author writes about (or at least what they like to show on TV) and I love how the he just says whatever he feels. It’s his honesty and his knowledge that really attracts me to his books. Oh, and his humor too. I had so much fun reading this book!

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Joe Bruno has seven of the top nine, and nine of the top 20 ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “Hot New Releases – Organized Crime True Accounts.”

Posted in Chinese gangs, Cosa Nostra, criminals, crooked cops, crooks, disasters, Drug dealers, espionage, famous trials, FBI, FBI, Gangs, gangsters, Ireland, Italian Americans, labor unions, Lawyers, mafia, Mexico, mobs, Mobsters, murder, New York City, New York City disasters, New York City fires, New York City murder, organized crime, police, reality TV, Russian Mob, Russian spies, Sicily, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Whitey Bulger - The Biggest Rat

Mug Shot - Lucky Luciano

Mug Shot – Lucky Luciano

 

The Head of the Gambino Crime Family from 1976-85.

The Head of the Gambino Crime Family from 1976-85.

 

The Prime Minister of the Underworld.

The Prime Minister of the Underworld.

As of 10 am Monday morning, December 23,  I have seven of the top nine, and nine of the top 20 ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “Hot New Releases – Organized Crime True Accounts.”

“Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1 – New York City” is ranked #2, and “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 5 – New York City” is ranked #3.

“Whitey Bulger – The Biggest Rat” is ranked #5, and Joe Bruno’s Mobsters – Six Volume Set” is ranked #6. 

Ranking change every hour. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/books/271636011/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_bsnr#1

Black Friday Weekend Sale alert!! – Joe Bruno’s Mobsters – Eight Volume Set” is on sale for only $2.99

Posted in Book Reviews, Canada, Chinese gangs, Cosa Nostra, criminals, crooked cops, crooks, Drug dealers, Drugs, England, famous trials, FBI, FBI, Gangs, gangsters, Hell's Angels, Internal Revenue Service, Ireland, Italian Americans, Italy, labor unions, mafia, Mexico, mobs, Mobsters, murder, New York City, New York City disasters, New York City fires, New York City murder, organized crime, pirates, police, reality TV, Sicily, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Black Friday Weekend Sale alert!!

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The Head of the Gambino Crime Family from 1976-85.

Paul Castellamo  – The Head of the Gambino Crime Family from 1976-85.

 

The Prime Minister of the Underworld.

Frank Costello  -The Prime Minister of the Underworld.

 

Mug Shot - Lucky Luciano

Mug Shot – Lucky Luciano

 

Whitey Bulger - The Biggest Rat

The boss of the Mafia in Brooklyn in the Roaring 20's.

FRankie – Yale – The boss of the Mafia in Brooklyn in the Roaring 20′s.

 

Joe Bruno’s Mobsters – Eight Volume Set” is on sale for only $2.99 starting Thanksgiving Day and ending 12 midnight December 1. 
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“Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps – Volume 4 ” free through Tuesday, September 3.

Posted in Cosa Nostra, criminals, crooked cops, crooks, FBI, FBI, Gangs, gangsters, Hell's Angels, Italian Americans, Italy, mafia, Mexico, mobs, Mobsters, murder, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized, United Kingdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2013 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

The Labor Day weekend is a great time to kickback with your Kindle and read a good book. Thats why I’m offering my book “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps – Volume 4 ” free through Tuesday, September 3. 

For a free copy, click the link below.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!

 

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“Mobster,Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps” runner up for best nonfiction Indie book of 2013

Posted in Cosa Nostra, criminals, crooked cops, crooks, disasters, Drug dealers, espionage, famous trials, FBI, FBI, Gangs, gangsters, labor unions, mobs, Mobsters, murder, New York City, New York City disasters, New York City fires, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2013 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

It’s official!!!

My book “Mobster,Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps” won runner up in the eFestival of Words Book Fair 2013 Indie Book of the Year Awards, in the category “nonfiction.”

The way I look at it, it’s better to get the silver than the gate, which is what I usually get. ;)

http://www.efestivalofwords.com/2013-efestival-of-words-winners-t473.html

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CKQK8NG

Mobsters Gang, Crook and Other Creeps - Volumes 1-5

Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps – Volumes 1-5

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Book Description – Mob Wives – Fuhgeddaboudit! – By Joe Bruno

Posted in criminals, crooks, gangsters, Italian Americans, mafia, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, reality TV, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Mob Wives - Fuhgeddaboudit!

Mob Wives – Fuhgeddaboudit!

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People love to watch train wrecks, and the VH1 hit show “Mob Wives,” which miraculously has run for two seasons, is a train wreck of biblical proportions.

“Mob Wives” is such a monstrosity that it is beyond belief that a show starring several loud, cranky, surgically altered, unpleasant, and uninteresting women could be such a big commercial success; so much so, there’s two spinoffs presently on television: “Chicago Mob Wives,” and “The Big Ang Show,”staring Big Ang Raiola. (Big Ang is a character in “Mob Wives,” who is so big in so many ways she resembles a WWE wrestler in drag; with breasts the size of boulders and lips the size of limousine mud flaps.)

“Mob Wives – Fuhgeddaboudit!” consists of my “Joe Bruno on the Mob” blogs concerning “Mob Wives,” along with the responses I’ve received from my readers, both on my blog and on my Facebook page “Mobsters, Gangs,” where I also post my blog.

Some of the responses are hysterical; some are dumb; and some are downright obscene. I’ve tried to clear up the obscenities and the bad English the best I could.

After reading this book, if you still decide to watch Season 3 of “Mob Wives,” then there’s nothing I can do for you. You’re hooked and you’re probably watching “Chicago Mob Wives and “The Big Ang Show,” too.

God have mercy on your soul.

And if you have never seen “Mob Wives” and are contemplating watching one of the three shows, or any combination thereof, this book might talk you out of doing so.

One can only hope.

Joe Bruno on the Mob – Renee Graziano in Rehab

Posted in Cosa Nostra, criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mafia, New York City, organized crime, reality TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1 - New York City

Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1 – New York City

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When I first heard read in the New York Post that Renee Graziano, star of “Mob Wives,” was going into drug and alcohol rehab, I had my doubts about whether this was nothing more than a publicity stunt to garner more viewers for the show.

Combine the fact that she is bring a camera crew with her into rehab, with the fact that her people say “she was clean when she went into rehab” causes me to believe my first instincts were on the mark.

All I have to say is this: If Renee Graziano, who was married to that rat Hector “Junior” Pagan, is truly dependent on either drugs or alcohol and is going into rehab to rid herself of her demons, then she has my heartfelt sympathy, and I wish her the best. But if this is just a gag to trick more fools into watching that horrid show, Renee, and the producers of “Mob Wives” (her sister Jennifer) have nothing but my contempt.

From the Huffington Post

Renee Graziano, star of the VH1 reality show “Mob Wives” and daughter of imprisoned mafia man Anthony “TG” Graziano, entered rehab Monday, according to the New York Post.

Graziano was reportedly abusing pills, though she “was clean when she went in on Monday.”

The reality star’s rep went on to tell Page Six that, “Although Renee Graziano has been admitted to a rehabilitation center, it is not for any current drug or alcohol use of any kind. Her choice to enter rehab was made entirely on her own. She has made this decision for the betterment of her son AJ [Pagan]’s life, as well as to improve her physical, mental and spiritual health.”

“I remember the day I gave up drinking because that was the day that my father was arrested,” she told The Huffington Post in February.

Graziano has had a difficult year after her ex-husband gave information to authorities that landed her father in prison.

The 41-year-old is currently in treatment at Miami’s Transitions drug and alcohol rehab center. But Graziano isn’t alone in her journey. She is reportedly taking a camera crew along for the ride.

 

 

Joe Bruno on the Mob — Renee Graziano Had a Miscarriage – Not a Panic Attack

Posted in criminals, crooks, FBI, FBI, Gangs, gangsters, mafia, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2012 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

It’s hard to tell what’s fantasy and what’s fact when it comes to the drama queens on “Mob Wives.”

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Joe Bruno's Mobsters – Six Volume Set

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Last January I wrote a blog here that Renee Graziano was rushed to the hospital with a panic attack because she had just found out her father, Anthony Graziano, has been arrested due to her rat ex-husband, Hector “Junior” Pagan’s treachery. Pagan wore a wire while talking to Graziano about collecting a usurious debt, and the FBI was listening, prompting the arrest of Graziano and five of Graziano’s  pals who were also taped by Pagan.

Now it turns out Renee’s panic attack was a lie, and the truth was Renee had a miscarriage and the baby would have been Pagan’s.

 I look at this with a mix of anger and disgust. Anger because the public was intentionally lied to, and disgust because Renee would even think about having another baby with a piece-of-crap like Pagan.

Read the article below and either weep, or puke; whichever you prefer.

http://starcasm.net/archives/157152?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Starcasm+%28Starcasm%29

44-year-old Mob Wives star Renee Graziano revealed a bombshell tonight on the Season 2 reunion: she actually miscarried her ex husband Hector Pagan Jr.’s baby this January when she was hospitalized after her father was arrested (because of evidence Junior gathered for the F.B.I. while wearing a wire. That’s some heavy stuff!

The original reason given to the media was a panic attack over her father’s arrest.

“Because of all of this (Junior informing on her father, and her father going back to prison,) I miscarried in Janaury, and that’s actually why I ended up in the hospital.”

Renee says she knows she couldn’t have carried a child with her age and circumstances, and puts a lot of the blame on Junior for creating all the stress that possibly helped cause the miscarriage. She hasn’t spoken to him since she found out he informed on her father, and says he didn’t qualify for the Witness Protection Program because he lied to the government. He’s currently in a Queen’s detention center.

Book Description – “Joe Bruno’s Mobsters – Six Volume Set” Now Available on Amazon.com – Just $2.99

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2012 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Bargain – everyone loves a bargain, and Joe Bruno’s Mobsters – Six Volume Set is a bargain that’s hard to beat.

Joe Bruno's Mobsters - Six Volume Set

Joe Bruno's Mobsters – Six Volume Set

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This boxed set, consisting of six books by mob writer Joe Bruno, starts with Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps – Volumes 1, 2, and 3 – New York City. All three books were once ranked No. 1 in the now-defunct Amazon book category “Gangs,” and all three are consistently ranked in the top 100 in Amazon’s “Organized Crime.”

According to New York City criminal attorney Mathew J. Mari, Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps is “a composite of characters and events that entwines the denizens of New York City’s underworld with the rich history of New York City from the early 1800’s through the early 1900’s.”

The Wrong Man: Who Ordered the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal and Why describes the events surrounding the sensational 1912 murder of stool-pigeon/gambler Herman Rosenthal, including the two trials and subsequent execution of New York City Police Lieut. Charles Becker. Becker was undoubtedly a corrupt cop of the highest order, but Becker did not order Rosenthal’s murder, and it was, in fact, to Becker’s advantage to keep Rosenthal very much alive.

Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple – From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated details the progression of New York City murder machines from 1900-1940. It starts with the Italian Black Hand, and cruises through the Boys from Brooklyn, which later became part of the most deadly American alliance ever: Murder Incorporated.

Finally, to cap off this six-book boxed set there’s Mob Wives – Fuhgeddaboudit! – a clever critique of the VH1 TV program Mob Wives. As L.L. McKenna said in her Amazon book review – The Real of Reality TV, “What a pleasure Mob Wives – Fuhgeddaboudit! is to read! Mr. Bruno not only provides insight to the ‘reality show’ but includes his blogs and responses. While scripted or not, the only truth is the paycheck that the “characters” cash while exposing themselves to the viewers.”

In summation: you get six Joe Bruno books for less than the price of a Starbuck’s cup of Joe.

Who says people can’t find a bargain these days?

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