Robert Reed Publishers
THE OFFICIAL BOOK OF MOB HUMOR by Malcolm Kushner
Much More Than A Joke Book
Foreword by Henry Hill
Whether it’s the Mafia, Russian Mob, Mexican Mob, or Yakuza, organized criminals have one thing in common; they are no laughing matter— until now. The Official Book of Mob Humor is the first time all their wit, gaffes, and goof-ups have been organized into one place.
Forget about Omerta. You will be squealing— with laughter.
Extensively researched,THE OFFICIAL BOOK OF MOB HUMOR is packed with hilarious, hard-to-believe-but-true stories of mobster activity around the world, jokes, puns, mob proverbs, mob pick-up lines, original New-Yorker-style cartoons, plus much more including:
Over 90 actual newspaper headlines making fun of mobsters,
Over 200 titles of mob-related comedy films from 1930 – 2011 with plot summaries and stars, and
Over 100 funny quotes from mob movies, mobsters,and comedians.
"When the judge threw the book at me, I wish it had been The Official Book of Mob Humor."
— Louis Ferrante, former Gambino family associate and author of Mob Rules
"A book for all Mafia lovers. During my six years as anundercover FBI agent in the mob,
I had many a laugh at the humor of gangsters. A must read."
— Joe Pistone aka Donnie Brasco
"The Official Book of Mob Humor has hilarious true stories about wise-guys and gangsters,
plus lots of other funny stuff. I really got a kick out of it."
— Oscar Goodman, Las Vegas Mayor 1999-2011,
former defense attorney for notorious U.S. crime figures
"The Official Book of Mob Humor will kill you with laughter.
It's a guaranteed hit—if you know what I mean."
— Frank Cullotta, Retired hit man with the Chicago Outfit,
portrayed in the movie Casino
About The Author: Malcolm Kushner, "America' Favorite Humor Consultant," is an internationally acclaimed expert on humor and communication. He is the author of The Light Touch: How to Use Humor for Business Success, Public Speaking For Dummies, Vintage Humor For Wine Lovers and California Squisine: Healthy Food That’s Fast Fun And Squeezable For Kids. He is also the co– creator of a humor exhibit that appeared at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Kushner has been profiled in Time Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times and The Washington Post. His television and radio appearances include CNN, C– SPAN, Fox & Friends, National Public Radio, CNBC, "Voice of America" and "The Larry King Show." The Wall Street Journal has called him “irrepressible.”
A popular speaker at corporate and association meetings, Kushner has keynoted everywhere from The Smithsonian Institution to the Inc. 500 Conference. He is based in Sacramento, California.