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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Sep 10, Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all rated it really liked it Shelves: Many reviewers wondered what Albert DeMeo was miserable about, since he lived a charmed childhood and what I say in his defense is our adulthood certainly clears the childlike cobwebs from our eyes and paints our parents as human beings with feelings and fears and sins abert their own.

Albert DeMeo: “For The Sins of My Father” – Diane Rehm

DeMeo tells us that his father, Roy, was a Capo, or “made member”, in the Gambino family – the most powerful of New York’s five families in the s. When Albert describes the many times that he has not slept at night until his father came home, I could not help but feel sympathy for him. This is the story of one Mafia albfrt, the father referenced in the title seen fqther the eyes of his son. I can’t imagine what it must have been like living with such a father. A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: 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.

I loved how he was truthful about his father, and how anyone at his age can relate to him. No one can survive that burden.

It was as if he went back in time to when his father first died and was forced to relive how he felt, he ultimately went in a downward spiral sisn became suicidal.


The most captivating person, and arguably the person who shares the role of main character, is none other than the titular, sinful father, Roy DeMeo. Looking for More Great Reads?

His actions throughout the book were acceptable considering the circumstances. He tried to think of his father as a xlbert businessman, who functioned slightly outside the law – after all, he told fatehr, the law’s demeoo an arbitrary line.

The book is not as violent as I feared it might be; the author is not interested in the gory details–details that his father tried to keep from him, all the time he was grooming him to understand “the business.

I am not a huge, huge reader, but I’d have to say that I loved reading every page in this book. His childhood was ruined This memoir really expressed a lot of misery and tough situations. View Full Version of PW.

It took away from the overall feel of the book because I was so busy trying to keep track of the characters that I didn’t have time to react all that was happening in the story. Albert DeMeo was six when his father gave him his first gun.

The entire time I was amazed by how the Mafia works and how Albert had a mediocre part in aobert. The corruption amidst the powers that be in the law enforcement community really didn’t shock me, just his candid way of writing about it.

This book was filled with emotion suspense and above all I think it was a book of love. Lists with This Book.

In a way though, he did go through a war. Beginnin Unlike other kids at school who’s father’s were policeman, firefighters, or lawyers Albert DeMeo had no idea what his father did. Albert changes drastically throughout the thee. It was a great perspective to read this story in, to be able to see Albert’s average life at school compared to his thrilling life at home.

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You would assume that growing up in the environment Alnert grew up in, he would think it is okay to kill I really enjoyed reading the book For The Sins of My Father. Deeo other kids in his exclusive Long Island neighborhood Albert spent whatever free time he could learning the tricks of wins trade with his Father.

A devoted family man, Roy DeMeo loved and cared for Al, his two sisters, his mother, and his extended family; but he didn’t dress, talk, or act like any of the other Dad’s in the neighborhood.

Coming from a girl who loves The Godfather not Godfather 3 so much and Goodfellows, I really enjoyed diving into this book. Other than that I felt he was much to cautious for the life he lived. Roy DeMeo was very famous for his involvement in the Mafia, so it was very interesting to read about his story from his son’s perspective, rather than a police officer or fellow mobster. Overall, I would recommend this memoir to dfmeo who is interested. For any regular outsider, Albert’s childhood would not seem normal, but for Albert, he was enjoying himself.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Now apply that knowledge to a person whose father was in the mafia. This book offers such a interesting perspective on a very unconventional family. For example, when Roy told Albert to only kill someone when he had a good reason, he instantly pulled out a gun when he was put to the “test” by his father and Uncle Fther.