Barbara Fuca was born in Brooklyn in 1942. Her Polish-Jewish mother, Rose, and her small-time gangster father were not married, & she grew up on the streets. At 15, she quit Brooklyn for Manhattan where she worked as a barmaid in an after-hours club on the Lower East Side. Quick-talking, street-smart, and looking several years older than her age, she soon moved up to posher clubs, and began dating organized crime figures like Harry Bull, Joe Columbo, and Pasquale(Patsy) Fuca, nephew and designated heir of a powerful Mafioso. When she marries Patsy, her involvement in the dark world of the Mob grows deeper, and unforunately for her, Patsy Fuca was at the very center of the Pizza Connection. Here is a portrait of the Mafia rarely seen from an insider who lived and breathed this lifestyle every day and of its effects. Hardcover,190pp.