Author

Heather Abraham holds a BA and MA in Religious Studies and is the founder and editor of the eMagazine Religion Nerd. Originally from Jeannette, Pennsylvania, she currently resides in

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About

- Peaked to #1 on Amazon’s Top Rated in Biographies & Memoirs of Criminals.

- 2013 Georgia Author of the year awards finalist under the category of “Memoirs/Autobiographies”.

- 2013 Next Generation Indie Book awards finalist for best independent Non-Fiction E-Book of 2013.

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Excerpts

Click on the links to read the excerpt from each chapter:                

1 Home Grown Addiction                       

2 A Match Not Made in Heaven                       

3 “General Merchandise and Gambling”                        

4 Canary #1 Sings                       

5 Troll Under the Bridge               

6 Mommy Dearest                          

7 Ice Cream, Pizza, and The Loogie Man                       

8 Badda Bing, Badda Bang, Badda BOOM!                         

9 Bible Thumping Bookie                      

10 My Two Giants                        

11 Slithering Menace

12 The Abyss                        

13 Passages     

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Prologue

The Grim Reaper Rides Through Jeannette

 July 11, 1983

“What kind of daughter laughs at her father’s funeral?” growled my mother, seconds before she slapped my face.  Understanding her emotional state, I let this one slide, but made a mental note.  This was the last time Bonnie would ever lay a hand on me.  Of course, her question was legitimate, but considering the circumstances, how could I not laugh?  To be sure, Al was laughing, wherever he was.  I was certain he was enjoying the show his family, friends, and enemies were engaged in: a last hurrah for a man who lived his life on the edge.

It had been a hectic and emotional week.  Just days after his stroke, my beloved father was now lying in his oversized coffin.  He looked quite handsome in his black suit and red tie,

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