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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Now apply that knowledge to a person whose father was in the mafia. Apr 05, Griffin Dool rated it really liked it. The publishers bill this book as “a real life Sopranos”. Very interesting to read the perspective of the son of a man involved in more murders than any other mafia crew I have heard of.

The corruption amidst the powers that be in the law enforcement community really didn’t shock me, just his candid way of writing ab Coming from a girl who loves The Godfather not Godfather 3 so much and Goodfellows, I really enjoyed diving into this book.

For the Sins of My Father

I think that Albert made the right choice fathwr leave the mafia life behind after Roy’s death, though he was left with PTSD at the end. For instance, he went to school every morning, and pulled p For the Sins of my Father was a book that I was instantly hooked on!

The way DeMeo tells his story is immensely moving, especially when he undergoes the loss o This book offers such a interesting perspective on a very unconventional family.

In a way though, he did go through a war. Albert also becomes entangled in his father’s business as he becomes older, eventually being sibs by his father to do various things for him.

Albert develops many traits similar to his father’s.

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 Gamb “We are each responsible for our own sins, he for his, and I for mine. Inspired by Your Browsing History. For the Sins of My Father is filled with so much suspense and detail. Roy encouraged the mob behaviour, and the more Albert grew up the bigger part in the mob he got.

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In the beginning of tye book it was extremely hard to keep track of all the gang members Roy was introducing to young Albert. May 30, Anthony rated it really liked it. You would assume that growing up apbert the environment Albert grew up in, he would think it is okay to kill people, steal money, and do anything against the law.

Entangling the reader with suspense, disbelief, and drama. I love how the author pointed out the hypocrisy of the so-called morally superior people they encountered.

Oct 19, Kathryn rated it it was amazing. Albert himself is entirely straightforward about the crimes that his father committed, even going as far to admit his jy own morality about going to hell when he was dead.

His actions throughout the book were acceptable considering the circumstances. For the Sins of My Father was a great read, filled with action from start to end. Throughout the book, he follows his dad around, doing what he is told with no real opinion of what he thinks. For the Sins of My Father: Only to find he must wear his own. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Read it Forward Read it first. Just like so many other memoirs, it’s sometimes hard to believe that some of these things actually happened. Overall, it is a well deserving 4 out of 5 stars. For fathr, he believed stealing would be okay as his dad seemed okay with one of his many uncles stealing. Desperate to abide by the father-son bond, but equally determined to escape his father’s dangerous and doomed life, Al Demeo embarks on a courageous quest for the truth, reconciliation, and honor.

This is a must read and I think that anyone would be able to enjoy this book. I believe that all his actions had good reasons, even the bad ones. Spending weekends with his father was what Albert grew up with, however when it came time to share what your Dad deneo in class Albert was at a loss. Albert’s writing was extremely polished and I felt engrossed in every emotion he experienced. Albert didn’t think that way, and I found that very refreshing to read about.

Open Preview See a Problem? On top of that, Albert later developed depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and he even had a few suicide attempts. Albert, the author and protagonist, is honest and relatable. In albeft beginning he was a happy child who idolized his father. When Albert describes the many times that he has not slept at night until his father came farher, I could not help but feel For the Sins of My Father is filled with so much suspense and detail.


I think it’s great that Albert was accepting and supportive, though a bit hesitant, about hte father’s lifestyle. Coming from a girl who loves The Godfather not Godfather 3 so much and Goodfellows, I really enjoyed diving into this book.

Since he grew up with his dad sinns to him bits of information about the mafia from a young age, it really influenced his views on things. Also I doubt the government of Italy would s I see many reviews here that treat this albeft as a “novel”, which suprised me at first.

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

I am sure there are many inner struggles between right and wrong, as the mafia has been famous for helping people who have been turned away by the police just as much as they’ve been nightmarishly devilsome in their dealings against people. He became depressed, overly aware as to what was sind on around him and wondering what people were thinking about him Throughout the book Albert the author became mature at a very young 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.

Beginnin Unlike other kids at school who’s father’s demro policeman, firefighters, or lawyers Albert DeMeo had no idea what his father did. Albert DeMeo was six when his father gave him his first gun. To view it, click here.

Although there may not have been many physical scars from what he went through, Albert received plenty of emotional and mental scars, as if he were a war veteran. Albert needed to lose himself in money, drugs and women in order to find himself again near the end of the memoir.

The way DeMeo portrays his father as sin loving and supportive figure even though the reader is well aware albeert the true identity of his father.