Junior Gotti has released his memoir Shadow of My Father about his deceased father and one-time Gambino boss John Gotti, and the Daily News has provided an excerpt. The life ain't an easy life, and he recounts as a 7-year-old boy visiting his father in prison and then decades later watching him slowly die behind bars.
Junior Gotti once said that "people don't see the pain" that underlies "the street life" as reported by Steve Fishman for New York magazine:
"They don't see my mother, 23 years without my father. They don't see my wife without me. They don't see houses and buildings that were taken from me. Businesses that were taken from me. They don't see the price that we had to pay, the tolls that were taken on my children. They don't see any of it."
With the release of Junior's book maybe civilians now will see that pain, and stop romanticizing the life.
Meanwhile, later this month George Anastasia releases his book Gotti's Rules which is a gossipy account about the mob scion primarily sourced by former pal John Alite as reported by Gary Buiso for the New York Post.