Americans love the Mafia. It's an odd sort of affection, given our
reported high regard for moral values. But if actions truly speak
louder than words, then we have a serious wise guy addiction.
Consider the popular success of HBO's "The Sopranos," the return of
"Growing Up Gotti" for another season on A&E, and the fact that
Mario Puzo's GODFATHER saga no longer sleeps with the fishes,
thanks to the efforts of author Mark Winegardner. So let's be
stand-up guys and dolls and own up to it: we can't get enough