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Criminals : My Family's Life on Both Sides of the Law - by Robert Anthony Siegel (Hardcover)

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A prismatic, provocative look at one family—led by a charismatic, defense attorney father—whose bonds exist on both sides of the law

The Siegels of New York are a singular creation—quirky, idealistic, shaped in large part by Siegel's father, a lovable, impossible man of gargantuan appetites and sloppy ethics, a criminal defense attorney who loved his drug-dealing clients a little too much and went to prison as a result. Siegel's mother decided to pour her energies into making her children refined, art-loving mavens of fine dining in international settings—all the things that his father was not, with Robert as her most targeted ally. Once out of prison, Siegel's father struggled with depression, attempting to reenter legal practice, with age and finances nipping at his heels. Robert, as a son and later as an author, attempts to put all of these pieces together to make a coherent shape of family before realizing perhaps no such thing exists.

What is right, and what is wrong? How does one family join the greater world of normal people beyond the demimonde of drug dealers, bikers, schemers, rock musicians, and artists that swirled around them? Criminals explores those questions without easy judgments, creating a prism of an eccentric collection of characters bound together as the mysterious tribe of family.

Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Family + Relationships
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Robert Anthony Siegel
Language: English
Street Date: July 17, 2018
TCIN: 53366969
UPC: 9781640090378
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-9851
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