I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me
For Jimmy Breslin, the discovery of a life-threatening brain aneurysm was a call to reflect on his life. With funny anecdotes and serious retrospect, Breslin writes of his youth in Queens, his marriages, and his career as an author and columnist. A sudden need to explore his brain spurred Breslin's exploration of the meaning of his own life through his mind and memories.... The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Salvatore “Kid Sally” Palumbo wants to rise in Papa Baccala's Mafia family, but his incompetence holds him back. His face is scarred from a bungled arson attempt that ended in an explosion. He is successful only in low-level muscle and murder when directed by more skilled members of the mob. He is finally given one last assignment – to run a bike race, on which the organization expects to make a fortune. The race is aborted at the last minute through his...
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