Brutal, gritty, but often hilarious, Tough Guy is the candid story of one man's criminal exploits, his incarceration in maximum security prisons - and his struggle to turn his life around.
Louis Ferrante was born and raised in Queens, New York and was involved with two of the most notorious organized crime families in New York. He served nearly 9 years in maximum security prisons, where he read his first book. He is now an accomplished writer and lives in New York.
"Tough Guy is a deeply moving, honest account of an extraordinary
life." -- Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy and Casino
"As someone who tends to be a magnet for Mob stories, I'm so glad this one found me - not so much for the mafia aspect, but for Lou's amazing story of self-education and re-birth during his prison sentence." -- Actress Lorraine Bracco, star of The Sopranos
"A stunningly written account of renewal, and one of the best books of our time" -- David Black, producer and screenwriter for Law and Order and CSI: Miami