The Apple and the Shady Tree is Goldberg’s memoir about her dysfunctional family and the devastating effects of generational mental illness. Their issues were exacerbated by her father’s role as the money-maker for the Genovese crime family. Using chronological vignettes, both humorous and profoundly sad, Goldberg explores her complex love-hate relationship with her father and her lifelong battle with anxiety. Along the way, she takes readers to 1960s Brooklyn and Long Island and the mob-infused worlds of New York City’s garment center, the pre-MTV record industry, and old Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
The Apple and the Shady Tree: The Mafia, My Family, and Me
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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