Monday, July 19, 2010

Not Quite Sweeping It Under the Carpet

Dad was a carpet cleaner ... oh, yes, he also killed a few people on the side as a low level mob guy and when his own drug deals went awry ... but he was handsome and kind and gave me candy and was kinda the perfect father ... although we moved around a lot when I was young ... and, anyway, I turned out fine and now have a book to tell you about.

Never Tell Our Business to Strangers: A MemoirThat in an unfairly condensed version is Jennifer Mascia's story from Never Tell Our Business to Strangers. She learned about her dad, John (sometimes Frank) Cassese (until it was Mascia), in bits and pieces growing up. She discovered him in the newspaper, noted how he knew the bad guys profiled on television and know that he died not knowing she knew much more about him than he ever would have wanted his little girl to know.

As is only right, love for daddy doesn't ignore anything, it just sorta looks past it.

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