This is not the only book about the Jewish involvement in organized crime; another has the lovely title But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters.
(There are also The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Gangster in America and even The Book of American Jewish Gangsters: A Pictorial History so you can tailor the costumes for your Jewish-mobster movie more accurately).
A few weeks ago, a ridiculous thought occurred to me.
I could not remember the last time I bought new gym shoes. Is there a chance that these well-loved shoes were more than 10 years old?
These shoes have traveled with me around the globe -- to Israel, England, Holland, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, all over the United States, and throughout so many Chicago neighborhoods.
Jewish gangsters are even mentioned in the theme song to an Elvis movie.One of the aspects of her book that make the haters hate hate hate hate hate is that Kondo recommends "thanking" each of your items before discarding them.Yes, it may be a little hokey to thank your oven mitts for a job well done, but it does make you feel less guilty about tossing them. And gym shoes lead to health, fitness, and long walks with good friends.It's harder to find Jewish characters in science-fiction, superhero and fantasy movies, but they are out there.While his heritage is not as well-known as his origin, Ben Grimm, a.k.a.