Wiseguy (Paperback)

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Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the mafia gangster’s life—has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan).

This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds…with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob—from one who’s lived it.

About the Author


Nicholas Pileggi is the bestselling author of WiseguyCasino, and Blye: Private Eye. He lives in New York.

Praise For…


"The best book ever written on organized crime."--Cosmopolitan



"Wiseguy goes nonstop...absolutely engrossing."-- The New York Times Book Review



Coverage from NPR



Product Details
ISBN: 9781439184219
ISBN-10: 1439184216
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: May 25th, 2010
Pages: 400
Language: English