Cianci’s Book Goes National - Featured in POLITICO

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Buddy Cianci's book, "Politics and Pasta" got a big kickoff in a review by POLITICO reporter Molly Ball. The 2,000-word story on the new Cianci book cover's Cianci's careers and captures all his exploits. The Cianci book writing efforts was nearly 10-years in the making and is the Cianci response to Mike Stanton's, "Prince of Providence."

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Cianci's book, according to POLITICO's Ball, takes the reader through a twisting journey includining Cianci's ranging battles to his attempt to revive the City of Providence.  She notes Cianci's harsh attacks on Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee and outlines Cianci's transitions from being raised in a wealthy family and prep school all the way through his career today as a radio talk show host.

The book, co-written with David Fisher, is subtitled "How I Prosecuted Mobsters, Rebuilt a Dying City, Advised a President, Dined With Sinatra, Spent Five Years in a Federally Funded Gated Community, and Lived to Tell the Tale."

The primary title of Cianci's book (Politics and Pasta) is wildly similar to an autobiography written by another northeastern, self-promoting, Italian-American politician Al D'Amato, entitled, "Power, Pasta and Politics."

According to Ball's piece Cianci unveils controversies ranging from John Chafee blocking his apointment to a federal appointment to his realization that getting folks jobs is the lifeblood of urban politics.  

The book is scheduled for released on March 15, 2011 - approximately 10 years after Cianci was indicted as part of the federal Operation Plunderdome investigation (April, 2001).


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