Mob Girl is the true story of Teresa Carpenter’s time as a reporter in New York City, where she became ensnared in the world of La Cosa Nostra. From murders and extortion to insider information and affairs, Carpenter provides readers with an up-close look at the ruthless mobsters who ran the city during its most violent era. Along with revealing never-before-published details about some of organized crime’s most notorious figures, Mob Girl offers a glimpse into the personal life of one woman who risked everything to get her story.
For who is this book for ?
Mob Girl is for anyone who wants to know what life was like as a reporter in New York City during the height of Mafia activity. Teresa Carpenter provides readers with an up-close look at the ruthless mobsters who ran the city, while also giving insight into her personal life and experiences.
- The book is well-written and provides a detailed look into the life of a mob girl.
- It offers readers an inside look at the world of organized crime, which is often difficult to access.
- The author’s personal anecdotes add depth and flavor to the story.
- The book may be too violent for some readers.
- It may be difficult to follow the storyline without prior knowledge of mob lore.
- Some readers may find Teresa Carpenter’s personal anecdotes distracting from the main narrative.
Learn more about the author
Teresa Carpenter is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who, during her time as a reporter in New York City, became ensnared in the world of La Cosa Nostra. She has written for The New York Times, The Village Voice, and other publications.
“The perfect companion for The Godfather … an intense, unputdownable read.”
“Mob Girl is an amazing book! Teresa Carpenter does an excellent job of portraying the life of a reporter in New York City during the 1970’s. She provides fascinating details about organized crime and its most notorious figures. This is a must read for anyone interested in mafia history.”
“Mob Girl is mesmerizing, a tale of one woman’s deep dive into the dark heart of La Cosa Nostra and her own courage in the face of mortal danger. Carpenter brings to life an era long past but with implications that are still all too relevant today.”
“Mob Girl is a compelling, fast-paced glimpse into the world of organized crime and its effect on one woman journalist. Teresa Carpenter’s clear prose style brings to life the characters in this dark underworld, from Mafia kingpins to FBI agents out for revenge. A must read for anyone interested in true crime.”