From Karen Gravano, daughter of Sammy "the Bull" Gravano and star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family go hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal.

In MOB DAUTHTER: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!, Karen Gravano offers an unprecedented "you-are-there" look into the life of a family headed by one of the mafia's most feared hit men. To colleagues and business associates, her father was respected and feared as one of the top enforcers of the Gambino crime family. But to Karen, her father was a loving, if not ever-present father, "the jokester of the family," who liked to do remodeling projects on their home, and spend time at the family farm in New Jersey.

In small moments of discovery as well as major events, Karen shares how she gradually came to understand that her father was a gangster, and that they were not like the other families in their neighborhood: At six years old, she discovered a gun under her parents' bed, and assumed her father had merely kept it from his days in the army. At her father's social club in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, she notices how formally the men greet one another, and the strict order of whose hand must be shaken first.

After years enjoying the status of her father's position in the mob, and steeped in the tradition of never being a "rat," Karen is shocked to learn that he has decided to cooperate with the feds and turn state's evidence. She's torn by a desire to be her father's little girl again, and an intense anger for what she sees as the ultimate betrayal.

As she struggles to find her way in this new reality, Karen makes mistakes, getting sidetracked into pot dealing, inadvertently getting her own brother arrested, and being arrested herself in a police raid on the family's home in Arizona. When her father is put back in jail, she realizes that the cycle of crime must be broken, and vows to take control of her life with a new career.

MOB DAUGHTER is a fascinating look at the inner workings of a Mafia family and one woman's struggle to forge a new life.

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KAREN GRAVANO was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is a star of the VH1 Reality TV show Mob Wives, about the day-to-day struggles family members are faced with after a loved one is sent to prison. She is also producing a movie based on her family's story and developing a scripted television series about her wild days living in New York City. Outside of the entertainment business, Karen is putting her experience as an esthetician and her love for skin care into developing her own line of products.

For more on Karen, visit twitter.com/KarenGravanoVH1.