Sal Polisi


The Sinatra Club: My Life Inside the New York Mafia


Sal Polisi spent much of his life inside the New York Mafia before he flipped and provided testimony against key Family members. No longer under federal witness protection, he has been featured in The New York TimesVanity FairNew York, and Playboy, and has been interviewed by Larry King, Connie Chung, and Matt Lauer, among others. He works as a screenwriter and playwright and also speaks frequently in schools and at law enforcement gatherings as an organized crime expert. He lives somewhere in America.

Praise for The Sinatra Club

Fascinating…. In addition to an exhilarating trip though Italian-American Mafia history, Polisi’s text doubles as a heartfelt memoir, wherein he candidly expounds on the pain of neglecting his family and the devastating losses that eventually impelled him to leave “The Life” behind and testify against his former colleagues.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Mafia memoirs are well-trod ground, but Polisi’s personal focus will engage readers…. like Henry Hill, the famous subject of the genre classic Wiseguy, he has a sort of disreputably-likable quality about him. For fans of inside-organized-crime books, this one’s a definite must-read.
— Booklist
Brassy…. Evocative…. An audacious memoir unveiling the machinations of the mob.
— Kirkus Reviews