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Easy Street, the True Story of a Gangster's Daughter

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Published (first published December 31st 1981)
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Lorie Kleiner Eckert
Apr 17, 2015 Lorie Kleiner Eckert rated it really liked it
Here are four interesting things about Susan Berman (not all gleaned from this book):

#1: Her father was Davie Berman, a well-known Jewish organized crime figure in Las Vegas in the 1950s. Though she lived with her father until he died when she was 12 years old, she never knew that he was a mobster. When she finally figured this out in her early thirties, she wrote this book.

#2: In her book's acknowledgments page she lists and thanks ten "very special supportive friends", one of whom is Bobby Du
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Malcolm
Sep 24, 2015 Malcolm rated it liked it
The theme, that the author did not know her Las Vegas hotel/casino owning father was a mobster, intrigues. And there are telling examples, such as her realizing that the men who were always in her house were actually bodyguards, not just her father's friends. But the author lacks insight and her recitation of her father's rise from newsboy in Sioux City to kidnapper of bootleggers and onward is lackluster.
Walt
Jul 27, 2008 Walt rated it it was ok
Shelves: organized-crime
This is a disappointing book because there are only sketchy details regarding Davie Berman's background, especially during Prohibition. It is clear his daughter did not find much prior to his move to Las Vegas. Even there, she adds very little to his activities.
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Susan Berman was an American journalist, a versatile writer in many literary genres, a novelist and author of two memoirs. She was the daughter of Davie Berman, a Las Vegas mob figure.

Berman was killed weeks after the authorities re-opened an investigation into the disappearance of Kathie Durst in 1982. Berman’s longtime friend and suspect in the disappearance has been charged in the highly public
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