A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: The son of New York’s most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he led being raised. From the age of eight, Al DeMeo spent a lot of time with his father, Roy—on loansharking collections, in the auto-repair shop from which he. Albert DeMeo was six when his father gave him his first gun. Eleven years later, in , the cops summoned him to identify his father’s corpse.

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Looking for More Great Reads? For the Sins of My Father was an amazing memoir that I recommend to everyone. The son of New York’s most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he led being raised by a cold-blooded murderer, who was also a devoted family man, and the wrenching legacy of Mafia family life.

Sep 09, Pages. Mainly, the premise of the entire book is what grabbed my attention and kept me reading.

I think that it would be incredibly hard to stay humble and remember all his morals when is growing up as Roy’s son. Roy DeMeo is best known in mafia history circles as having one of the top murder counts as a hit man and later Capo of the Gambino Crime Family. The memoir is following Albert’s life, thoughts, feelings and actions. Twenty years after his father’s death, DeMeo still tries to excuse him, still relies on moral equivalency.

Albert changes drastically throughout the memoir. Albert’s childhood was so different because of his father’s involvement in the mob and I could never imagine living a double life the way he did for so long. For the Sins of My Father is one of the most captivating and suspenseful books I have ever read! Albert needed to lose himself in money, drugs and women in order to find himself again near the end of the memoir. I absolutely loved this novel.

I definitely empathized with Albert as I felt he was thrown into the life he lived, not really given much of a choice on what he was and wasn’t exposed to another reason why I can not view Roy in a positive light. DeMeo, and that was the life sns lived as a mobster.

But despite learning at his father’s knee to “shoot twice in the head; make sure they’re dead; then slit their fg throats”, he believed lf his dad killed only reluctantly, under necessity. A heart-wrenching yet wholesome narrative this book is really about one man’s journey to fill his father’s shoes. Sep 10, Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all rated it really liked it Shelves: Roy is painted as a terrific father by the actions he does to help his family.


Albert in my opinion, was someone who I have so much sympathy for because he seemed to miss out on a happy, healthy childhood. Albert is forced to grow up from a young age and learn the mafia life. He intentionally allowed Albert to grow into a young man who was clearly suited for this lifestyle; even though he claimed multiple times throughout the memoir that the mafia wasn’t the lifestyle he wanted for Albert.

Ten years later, after his subsequent nervous breakdown, DeMeo has published a rebuttal. Well, maybe alnert media image of it didn’t, fog such people are obviously too young to remember the war between the Five Families of the s that touched even the sleepy Midwestern backwater where I grew up.

Mar 27, Samantha Snooks rated it it was amazing. Trivia About For the Sins of M He was the stuff albedt mob legend: I find it interesting how Albert DeMeo fits in with his dad from the start and develops traits suitable for being in the mobster life as a young child even though he is n For the Sins of My Father was a great read, filled with action from start to end.

The entire time I was amazed by how the Mafia works and how Albert faather a mediocre part in it. I believe this book is an attempt to clear his fathers name from the horrible mobster he was associated deemo. Even though his family was really rich and could buy almost anything, he was restless almost every night, worrying his father would not make it ains home.

In the beginning of the book it was extremely hard to keep track of all the gang members Roy was introducing to young Albert. For the Sins of My Father is filled with so much suspense and detail.

For the Sins of My Father: But while life continued to take a turn for him he For the Sins of My Father was an incredible memoir to read which I really enjoyed from start to finish. Albert, the author and protagonist, is honest and relatable.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is a brutally honest, raw account of life inside the mafia. Albert also speaks frankly about the mafia itself and what he was aware that his father went through towards the end. It’s safe to say he had a double fatjer his wife nor daughters knew what his real job was.


My old man, the hitman For the Sins of My Father by Albert DeMeo with Mary Jane Ross

The genuine love Robert had for his father was truly something I admired about the book. Overall, it is a well deserving 4 out of 5 stars. The Mafia is something that most people demeeo familiar with so it fascinating getting to know what really happens. Albert was very interesting to me fahher he would often flip alber between liking the things his father did and then wanting nothing to do with any of it. For the Sins of My Father is an extraordinary novel that delves into what appears similar to fiction.

The main characters are detailed within their emotions, actions and thoughts. In my opinion, even though Albert didn’t have much of a childhood, he still grew up to be a strong man and helped himself through many loses and tragedies. But when Al is seventeen, Roy’s body is found in the trunk of a car, a gangland slaying that places Al between federal prosecutors seeking his testimony and a mob crew determined to keep him quiet.

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This book offers such a interesting perspective on a very unconventional family. But since his father is part of the og, that is impossible for him.

He was a good, well behaved boy who loved his father, but grew up and lost his way. His actions are always understandable and justifiable, so he isn’t one of those characters you want to yell at while you read. However he also dragged his family, mainly Albert, into the lethal mess that is the mafia which makes the reader question his thoughts and actions as a whole Apr 05, Alexis Reynard rated it really liked it.

The pure absurdity and danger presented in many of the situations kept me extremely engaged in the DeMeo family story. Throughout the book Albert the author became mature at a very sns age and acted as if he was years older than he actually was, the situation that he was in needed him to act the way he did.