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Attention would-be paesans: Can’t distinguish “gabagool” from “pasta fazool”? Not sure how to properly accessorize your track suit with gold chains? Does the phrase “go to the mattresses” make you sleepy? Now Steven R. Schirripa, The Sopranos’ own Bobby Bacala, exposes the inner mysteries of this unique Italian-American hybrid in A Goomba’s Guide to Life so that anyone canAttention would-be paesans: Can’t distinguish “gabagool” from “pasta fazool”? Not sure how to properly accessorize your track suit with gold chains? Does the phrase “go to the mattresses” make you sleepy? Now Steven R. Schirripa, The Sopranos’ own Bobby Bacala, exposes the inner mysteries of this unique Italian-American hybrid in A Goomba’s Guide to Life so that anyone can walk, talk, and live like a guy “from the neighborhood.”Über-goomba Steve Schirripa shows how being a goomba made him what he is today, offering lessons learned on his own journey from Bensonhurst to Vegas, and to his current gig as Bobby Bacala on one of TV’s most popular shows. Along the way, he shares secrets that will help you get in touch with your own inner goomba. You’ll learn what music to enjoy (Sinatra, yes; Snoop Dogg, no), what movies to watch (Raging Bull, yes; Titanic, never), which sports to follow (baseball is good; golf and tennis, fuhgeddaboudit), and even tips on goomba etiquette. Ever wonder how a real goomba gets the best seat in the house? (Hint: It involves tipping, jewelry, and intimidation.) Schirripa even includes goomba do’s and don’ts (never, ever criticize a goomba’s mother or her gravy; always wear more jewelry than you think you need).With knockout photographs of Schirripa and his compares, and insider information on how to think goomba, speak goomba, cook and eat goomba, and even how to behave at goomba weddings and funerals, A Goomba’s Guide to Life will show any wiseguy wannabe how to sing like a Soprano....

Title : A Goomba's Guide to Life
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ISBN : 9781400046393
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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A Goomba's Guide to Life Reviews

  • Mark
    2019-01-07 17:22

    I've known some real goomba's over the years, and I don't question Schirripa's goomba-ness. In fact, he sounds like guys I've known. And I guess that's what the problem was with the book for me. I've heard all this before.Now, I'm not a goomba. In my part of the country, a goomba wannabe is called a peckerwood. I hung out with some real goombas that I knew from around the neighborhood and through family friends. At one time I was all 'wood, but now I just have a little semi going.

  • William Becque
    2018-12-30 19:13

    Given that Schirripa smashes the world record for times saying goomba in a 200 page book (which in all honesty is now in the thousands) its an entertaining book. Bobby Bacala isn't a particularly gifted writer, and depends more on spewing out some rather obvious statements mixed in with solid observations. “You can tell the quality of a restaurant by the items on the menu, too. If they serve a pizza with pineapple and ham on it, get out at once. No goomba would ever, ever eat a pizza with pineapple on it...This is California crap that no self-respecting goomba would touch.”He's got a part on why they'll never be a goomba president that's really funny, but otherwise it can be difficult to claim this as a humor book. I more so relate to it, but I also relate to Ronny on Jersey Shore, so take it how you may.

  • Sam
    2018-12-21 18:24

    I always pack this book when I am returning to college in the fall. It's a quick and easy read, but hilarious all the same. When I need a break from studying, I gladly turn to Schirripa's "guide". Anyone who knows anything about wiseguys will get a kick out of it.

  • Dan
    2019-01-05 19:23

    Hilarious descriptions of growing up in NJ around all types of characters (some mafia-related), discussion on a type of lifestyle, and some great recipes!

  • Gary Brittain
    2018-12-21 19:27

    Great book, even better recipes in the back of the book.

  • Joy
    2018-12-29 12:28

    As a big fan of The Sopranos, this book should be right up my alley!