The Legend of Joey Trucks: The Accidental Mobster Craig Daliessio Author
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FAMILY. TRADITION. RESPECT. LOYALTY.Everything we loved about The Godfather ...without the crime!Joe Mezilli is a very good man. A wonderful son, a loving father, a terrific husband, a successful businessman and a trusted friend, But he is definitely NOT in the Mob!Who he is, is the third generation owner of a trash hauling company. His grandfather, Giuseppe, was a hard working immigrant, who started the business with one beat-up old truck he bought with his life savings. Joe's father worked hard with Zippie to make the business survive and provide the platform that Joe -affectionately known as Joey Trucks- used to build the biggest and most successful trash hauling company in the Philadelphia area. He did it right, treated his men well, and avoided those mob ties that have long been a rumored part of Waste Management'One day Joe's life changes forever when a huge conglomerate makes him an offer he can't refuse. Joe takes the deal and eventually moves his young family to the small town of Forest, Virginia.Joe is wealthy, he has a gorgeous wife and four beautiful kids. Life is good. He's a guy who seemingly has it all. What he also has, along with his idyllic life, is a nosy neighbor with an obsession with the Mob. That's where Joe's problems begin.Phil Lowery is a retired foundry worker with an obsession with the Mob and an overly active imagination. He suspects Joe from the very beginning. When he sees him burying something suspicious in his garden, he thinks he is on to something. But when Phil overhears Joe talking about Making seven people sleep with the fishes...on Christmas Eve he is sure of it! In fact, he is so certain that his new Yankee neighbor is a mobster that he eventually gets the FBI involved...and Joe's dream life soon teeters on the brink of a nightmare.It's a hysterical case of mistaken identity, overactive imagination, and stereotypes run rampant. It's smart-mouthed, wise-cracking, family-loving Italian life, transplanted to the South.It's everything we miss about The Sopranos, without the crime!

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