Michael Berish

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Michael Berish

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Michael Berish was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. degree in Psychology and received his M.A. degree in Communications from Barry University.

Berish worked as a patrolman, a detective and as a supervisor with the City of Miami Police Department for twenty-two years; thirteen of which were spent as an undercover detective in the REAL Miami Vice where he worked everything from Narcotics & Vice, Prostitution, Gambling and Pornography, to Dignitary Protection of President Jose Napoleon Duarte (of El Salvador) and Pope John Paul II.

Several of the police stories in his new book entitled: REFLECTIONS FROM THE PIT have been published, or accepted for publication, in numerous nati

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Reflections from the Pit

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Description: “There are eight million stories in 'the Pit'; this has been one of them.”
Paul Newman: A Life
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The book was much better than the movie. The movie cut out stuff from the book and wasn't as suspencefull as the book. Plus, the book explained more about the Vatican and what was going on.
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This guy was always noted as a maverick, but after reading this book, the guy was a sexual pervert. He may have been a great actor, but as a person he wasn't much. This book really, explicitly goes into his life (sex and all). It's a tell all, if the ...more
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Michael Berish I don't think so. I have 5 other book signing events & conferences coming up before that, including Sleuthfest.
Then, MPD is having a vetern's reunion, but I think I'll have to pass on that too. Can't be everywhere. This is beginning to cost a fortune to sell& market a book.


Marilyn Meredith Hey, Michael, are you going to be able to come to the PSWA conference?


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