MAD ONES on the Daily Show

Last night, Jon Stewart bestowed the magic words, “This book is great” on Tom Folsom’s The Mad Ones, about mobster Joey Gallo in the early ’60’s. It rose to #69 (from #10,134 on Amazon).

No wonder; it’s a great interview. At the end, Stewart notes The Mad Ones would make a great movie and Folsom admits that he is working with Harvey Weinstein on that very thing (the book is published by Weinstein Books). Stewart tries to pitch himself for the lead, but an earlier story on the MTV site reports that Weinstein is considering Twilight star Rob Pattinson for the role (although Leo diCaprio is Folsom’s top choice). Weinstein also attended a star-studded reading from the book in NYC’s Soho a couple of weeks ago. That event was mobbed, according to the New York Observer. As further evidence of the book’s high profile, Womens Wear Daily interviewed the author prior to the reading.

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The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld
Tom Folsom
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Weinstein Books – (2009-05-05)
ISBN / EAN: 1602860815 / 9781602860810

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