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Mafia Wife

3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  167 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
When Lynda Lustig met Louie Milito, she was a sixteen-year-old high-school dropout with a taste for adventure and an agonizing childhood. When they were married two years later, he was not yet a "made man" in the powerful Gambino crime family. Louie was a hairdresser who dabbled in petty thievery. But Lynda was so happy to be out of her domineering mother's loveless house. ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by Avon Books (first published March 2003)
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Spider the Doof Warrior
Oct 05, 2015 Spider the Doof Warrior rated it really liked it
Mafia men are awful. This woman was stuck with a man who beat her, disrespected her and never really took enough of her good advice.

Don't marry a mafia guy. It's not worth it. In fact, don't marry mean, bossy, controlling men who just want to beat people all day. You can do so much better than that!
Megan
Jun 23, 2008 Megan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Shlutz, Janelle Hoban
If you are interested the Mafia, you will like this book. It is super quick and easy - I read it in a weekend. This is a true story about a women who was married to a guy in the mob. I thought it was particularly interesting that The Sopranos was loosely based upon her life. I guess some of the writers or producers interviewed her when creating the show. Overall, if you are super intrigued by the mob, like I am, you'll like this book.
Jen Borders
May 14, 2013 Jen Borders rated it liked it
Why am I obsessed with odd ways of life? This was a quick read, and pretty much the same story you've heard a million times, especially if you liked the show The Sopranos. Can't explain it, but I am facinated by the Mob and Polygamists...maybe I should seek therapy.
Lindsay
Sep 12, 2007 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
a very interesting book.
Eleanor
THE FIRST THING THAT BOTHERED ME ABOUT THIS BOOK WERE ALL THE GRAMMER, PRINTING ERRORS. DIDN'T ANYONE PROOF READ THIS AT THE PUBLISHING HOUSE. THE SECOND WAS THIS IS A STORY TOLD BY A WHINEY BRAT WHO LOVED THE GOOD LIFE SHE WAS LIVING AT THE COST OF A LOT OF INNOCENT PEOPLE. OH I FORGOT SHE REPEATLY TELLS US HOW BAD SHE FELT. AS FAR AS HER MOM
BEING A BAD MOM THERE ARE PICTURES OF HER AS A CHILD AND SHE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE SHE IS SUFFERING. NICE OF SOMEONE TO PAY FOR HER NOSE JOB AT A YOUNG AGE, O
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Rachel
Jul 12, 2008 Rachel rated it did not like it
This book was annoying. The author does have a really good story to tell, and in a way it's interesting to get the old behind-the-scenes look and its also a fairly good portrait a young woman from an abusive background who struggles to move on with her life. However, the author is whiny and blames the outcome of her choices on other people so much she really grates on the reader's nerves. In the last chapter when her shrink pops up and say something to the effect of "Linda is mentally ill" it re ...more
Jessie
Jul 04, 2009 Jessie rated it it was amazing
Since I was a little girl, my dream was to grow up to become a mafia man's wife. This book was just what I needed. It is the true and horrific, miserable story of a mafia man's wife. Hollywood glams it up, this book serves it justice, and there is nothing glamorous about it...
Jenna
May 15, 2008 Jenna rated it really liked it
This was a good one...it keeps you hooked the whole time. It's hard to believe this kind of thing really goes on. I liked the book though, I was riveted the whole time.
Marcia
Apr 06, 2012 Marcia rated it liked it
This book was okay. It made me very interested in Sammy's book but I don't want to give him to earn any money from book sales.
Sarah
Aug 12, 2011 Sarah rated it did not like it
Ok so I read the first ten chapters and all I was thinking was TMI TMI..sorry I can't give this a good review.
Tracey
Jul 21, 2008 Tracey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting novel about the life of a wife involved in the Mafia. I enjoy reading stories about other people's lives.
Tiffany Garcia
Sep 11, 2007 Tiffany Garcia rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Good look into the mob, mirrors Good Fellas, but from the wife's perspective.
Erica
Mar 08, 2007 Erica rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone anxiously awaiting for new "Sopranos" episodes!
great true story of a mafia wife, albeit a bit sugarcoated
jody
Aug 04, 2008 jody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lisa - I'm sending it to you
Interesting to read from the wife's perspective.
Dorcus Abercrombie
Aug 07, 2012 Dorcus Abercrombie rated it liked it
Fast read but unfortunate story.
Jennifer
May 10, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Again another mob book
Mama
Aug 31, 2011 Mama rated it liked it
Good book. Love Mafia books.
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