Bookworms unite! An opportunity to discuss good reads over good eats.
A book club open to women 25 - 45 living in Northern NJ (Morris, Essex, Union counties, etc.). Each month (typically on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon), we will meet at a member's house to discuss a book of the host's choice. The host will also choose a food theme that represents the book (i.e., a book set in the South may have a Southern theme, a coming of age book may may have a favorite childhood food theme, etc.). Everyone is also asked to bring a bottle of wine or drink of their choice. Any extras will be considered gifts to the host. :)
If you like reading, wine, and home cooked food, this is the the book (and cook) club for you. Cheers!
I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt
The inspiration for the major motion picture, THE IRISHMAN. Includes an Epilogue and a Conclusion that detail substantial post-publication corroboration of Frank Sheeran’s confessions to the killings of Jimmy Hoffa and Joey Gallo.
“I heard you paint houses” are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. He also provided intriguing information about the Mafia’s role in the murder of JFK.
Sheeran learned to kill in the US Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit the US government would name him as one of only two non-Italians in conspiracy with the Commission of La Cosa Nostra, alongside the likes of Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano and Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno.
When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Charles Brandt’s page-turner has become a true crime classic.
Please note that this book club will be held via Zoom (link above). You can join the Zoom meeting for free and you do not need a Zoom account to join. You can join the Zoom meeting from your computer or your phone. If you want to use your phone, you will need to download the Zoom app ahead of time. Please contact me with any questions!