The show begins with a brief sample of the song "The Life" from the book- "The Life"-A true story about a Brooklyn Boy Seduced Into the Dark World of the Mafia which was written by Larry. Did he have any lineage in his family history that were in the Costa Nostra? We touch on Larry's life as a youth that included athletics and what his first career path was.
How a bottle of wine and some M&M's changed his life with an affair that ended up with an older woman who was a wife of "The Grim Reaper" Greg Scarpa which was a deadly killer in the mafia. Did he ever think he was getting setup by Greg when he gave his blessing to continue the affair and the Costa Nostra rule of sleeping with a made man's wife. Larry explains how it finally ended.
What & how he got him pulled into "The Life"? What did his grandmother say about Greg and was she correct about her feelings? The importance of street smarts to surviving in the mob, being proposed at age 27 to be a made man and was it a requirement to kill someone to get made? The gradual ways he was pulled into committing murder that includes a few stories of his hits. How many did he commit, was part along with the number of conspiracies he was charged with?
During the Colombo war, it was kill or be killed that caused Larry to murder Nicky Black that also had a hit out on Larry. After being sentenced to life in prison how did a corruption aid in his sentence being reduced to ten years and learn about Greg Scarpa had been working with the FBI. Which is tighter the Mafia family or your Blood Family? Biggest price he paid for being in The Life, and will his book hit the big screen?
Hear about meeting the actor Armand Assante, Robert DeNiro, and others that have led to him being in "The Irishman" and "The Perfect Murder". We close with the level of happiness he has these days.
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Feelings when got out of Costa Nostra
Reason(s) for not being in the witness protection program
Bookmaking in prison, being a consultant, and how many stamps did he have
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