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Book Signing With Author Myron Sugerman: ‘The Last Jewish Gangster’

Meet the famous Myron Sugerman live in-person on Wednesday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. His book will be available for sale at a special price of $24.99.

Myron Sugerman’s memoir, “The Last Jewish Gangster: From Meyer to Myron,” is more than just a riveting account of the author’s nearly 60-year career as an international outlaw in the field of slot machines and casinos. It’s also a fascinating meditation on a variety of themes: aging, respect, adventure, greed and man’s tendency to be his own worst enemy. Although it is chock-full of hilarious anecdotes about Mr. Sugerman’s hapless cohorts in what he calls “disorganized crime,” the book also contains life lessons for those perceptive enough to look for them—lessons on how to differentiate calculated risk-taking from compulsive gambling, and on how to maintain one’s place in the world as one grows older.

“The Last Jewish Gangster” follows its author from 1959 to the present day as he travels the globe from Europe to Africa to South America to Asia, rubbing shoulders with dangerous men and legendary mob figures like Longie Zwillman, Meyer Lansky, Joe “Doc” Stacher, Gerry Catena, Tony Bananas Caponigro, Tommy Ryan Eboli and many others. The story covers everything from his dealing with the fearsome Cali Cartel to his attempt to help famous Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal track down the Angel of Death, Josef Mengele, in Paraguay. The remarkable book contains something to pique the interest of any reader—gritty crime stories, harrowing adventure, 20th-century history and Jewish religious philosophy—and the perspective of a man who has lived a long life and seen more than most of us have even imagined seeing.

Contact Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz at [email protected] or 973-325-6311 for additional information. Chabad of West Orange is affiliated with Lubavitch Center of Essex County and the Rabbinical College of America.

 

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