Former mobster Louis Ferrante discovered his own hidden talent as a writer while locked up in prison, and writes about his time as a mafia man and his move into the literary world in his book, Unlocked: The Life And Crimes Of A Mafia Insider (HarperCollins).
Ferrante says hes not the only gangster out there thats multi-talented. In fact, many mob men can paint and garden as well as they racketeer.
He explains, Every charismatic mob guy Ive met couldve succeeded in a number of occupations had they had the schooling. People would laugh, but theres a lot of wasted talent in the mob.
While in the slammer, Ferrante knew a mobster who kept the most beautiful flower garden hes ever seen.
Hes also known mobsters who couldve been architects, judging by the craftsmanship of the homes theyve built for themselves.
He says, It makes you think, What the hell are you doing in the mob?
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