"At the age of twelve, my ambition was to become a gangster. To be a wiseguy was better than being President of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world." —Henry HillWhen Henry Hill entered the Witness Protection Program, he was certain that his criminal days had finally come to an end. He was wrong.
For over twenty years, Henry Hill lived the high life as a powerful member of the Lucchese crime family, a life immortalized in Martin Scorsese's classic film GoodFellas. After his arrest in 1980, Hill disappeared into the Witness Protection Program. With this book, Henry comes clean about his last twenty years, filling in the gaps about his recent past as well as setting the record straight on his days as a wiseguy. At once hilarious, unpredictable, scandalous, and arresting, Henry Hill's tale will destroy everything you thought you knew about the Witness Protection Program.
Henry Hill helped authorities bring convictions against over fifty major criminals, both in the US and abroad. While in the Witness Protection Program, his life inspired the best-selling book Wiseguys and the hit film GoodFellas. He is the co-author of The Wiseguy Cookbook and A GoodFellas Guide to New York.
Gus Russo is a freelance author and investigative reporter who has contributed to numerous documentary films. He has written two previous books, Live by the Sword and The Outfit. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.