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Daytime Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland

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In this tell-all memoir, the only daughter of the man who was considered the "brains of the Mob" opens the door on her glamorous-and tragic-life. Sandi Lansky Lombardo, daughter of Mob boss Meyer Lansky, was raised in New York City in upper-class Jewish splendor and spent her childhood in the undeniable glitz of Havana and Las Vegas in Lanskys heyday in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.

She dined out with her father and his associates when she was six and was introduced to Frank Sinatra when she was eleven. She knew Bugsy Siegel and Uncle Lucky Luciano and met Howard Hughes and Joseph Kennedy. She was the Paris Hilton of her day: partying till dawn at El Morocco and the Stork Club, married at sixteen, romanced by Dean Martin at nineteen.

She was pampered and protected, but her life was also full of tragedy: her mother was mentally ill and her eldest brother severely handicapped, and Mob violence repeatedly invaded the world of their friends and family.

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