|"Georgia Durante has written a gripping,
fast-paced, insider's look at an underworld she knew only too
well. Breathtakingly readable."
Sheldon - best-selling Author
"We've all heard of the Mafia, and read about mobsters,
but Georgia Durante saw them up close. She lived with them. She
experienced their violence. She survived their wars. In The
Company She Keeps, she tells her fascinating story. Once you
read it, you'll never forget it."
Breslin - Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and best-selling
"This wonderful story of courage offers an exciting and
unique look at how organized crime in this country can destroy
much more than the usual victims of its activities. Georgia
Durante rose above it. I salute her."
D. Henderson - Former Chief of the Los Angeles Strike Force
on Organized Crime, United States Department of Justice
"Georgia Durante's life exemplifies many of the
strengths I've written about. She refused to surrender to abuse,
and moved from being a victim to being a victor. She's an
inspiration for any woman who feels her situation is
Susan Forward, Ph.D. - best-selling Author of Emotional
Blackmail and Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them
"(Georgia Durante) has had quite a life, and the courage
it takes to live it. I would have never imagined all (she's)
been through. (She) hides a lot behind that lovely smile."
O'Brian - Actor
"I spent a lifetime chasing gangsters out of the lives
of decent people with the help of my colleagues in the FBI.
Georgia Durante chased them out of her life by herself. She
should have worked with us. This is an exceptionally intriguing
book with eye-opening lessons for everyone."
Fleming, Special Agent - (Retired)Federal Bureau of
"The Company She Keeps could very well be the woman's
version of my biography, "Wiseguy". A truly unique and
insightful dimension to the underworld, written with bone
chilling detail. Very well done."
Hill - Wiseguy Witness Protection Program
"Georgia Durante has great skill as an author. Her
warmth, her daring and her intelligence make this book a great
adventure. I couldn't put it down. Read this book! You'll be
amazed, you'll be excited. You'll be grateful I made you do
Hackett - Entertainer and Comedian
"It's one of those stories that makes you want to write
a better critique than anyone else's. But Georgia has written
the best one of all. You'll agree with me tomorrow morning when
you still haven't put The Company She Keeps to bed."
Downey, Jr. - Network Talk Show Pioneer
"(The Company She Keeps) is the high-interest, quick
paced account of life in the fast lane. At the heart is the love
of danger and excitement which is, for (Georgia), almost a fatal
flaw. Fortunately, a love of autos and an uncanny ability to
control high-horsepower cars led to an unexpected escape route.
(Hers) is a story well worth reading."
Hallock duPont, Jr. - Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
"Quite unreal, really. What a life."
Nash - Musician; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
"Once you start reading this book, you cannot put it
down. This book covers everything from flashy show-people, to
the mob, to ordinary everyday people. There's a surprise on
every page and a twist and turn in every chapter."
VanPatten - Actor
"(Georgia Durante) has an adventurous spirit and has led
a glamorous life. She honestly shares painful experiences in
this fascinating and entertaining book."
Stevens - Actress
"(The Company She Keeps) is a story of today. Women will
relate to (Georgia's) inner strength that enabled her to
overcome obstacles; and men will relate to (her) courage and
admire (her) perseverance."
Allen - Entertainer and Comedian
"(The Company She Keeps) is a superbly written
autobiography about a lovely young woman's struggle and victory.
What a struggle; what a victory; and what a woman! Georgia is
one of a kind, and so is her book."
Young - Actor and Author
"In (The Company She Keeps) Georgia Durante, not only
survived her years in the underworld, but lived to write about
it. A fascinating life. A fascinating book."
Pileggi - Best selling author of Wiseguy (Goodfellas) and