Mala Femina:

A Woman's Life as the Daughter of a Don
by Theresa Dalessio and Patrick Picciarelli

April 2003 | $24.95 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-56980-244-1

To say that Terri Dalessio is an unusual woman who led an unusual life would be a major understatement. An early affair resulted in an unwanted pregnancy, forcing her to give away her infant daughter. From there on, Terri's life was a roller-coaster ride through affairs, marriages, a career as a saloon keeper, and a foray into crime that ended in a prison sentence. Along the way, she witnessed two murders, had other children, and became addicted to heroin. This is an exciting and insightful look into organized crime in New York.