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Bowling For The Mob: A Memoir of Redemption
by Bob Perry
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0991128915, Paperback)“Bowling For The Mob” is the remarkable true story of bowling legend Bob Perry. His phenomenal skill grabbed the attention of the Tri-state area by age 12. But the shadowy older men who loved to bet on him in late-night "action bowling” turned out to be a Who's Who of the New Jersey Mob, including John Gotti. Perry's links to the Gambino crime family would later land him in federal prison, but not before he became hopelessly addicted to crack cocaine, alcohol and pain pills, and homeless on the streets of Manhattan. Ultimately, Perry washed up on the shores of St. Christopher's Inn, a shelter run by Franciscan monks. It was there that he had six fateful encounters with an angelic messenger that no one else could see – a monk whose message was so powerful that Bob Perry has now been sober for 21 years. "Bob is one of the most intriguing personalities in the history of bowling, who reached the heights and the depths of human experience, and who triumphed over drugs and alcohol to win major tournaments… his story is an inspiration." - Chuck Pezzano, Dean of Bowling Sportswriters, and PBA Hall of Famer
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