Sunday, January 05, 2014

La Bella Mafia Book Signing at @TheMobMuseum

La Bella Mafia Book Signing
Saturday, January 11th from 1-5pm in The Mob Museum Retail Store.

The time had finally come for Bella Capo to tell her story. It wasn’t an easy decision because it meant digging up memories that were so painful many had been smashed down as though in a trash compactor, never to be released.

It is not for the faint of heart, and reliving the life of an abused child of a crime boss, almost losing her life many times, stalked by a man who turned from a perfect husband to a perfect threat, and  her life in “the Hood” is just part of it.

Many thanks to her mentor Tony “Nap” Napoli, formerly of the Genovese family, for encouraging Bella to tell her story to help other abused women. Learn about how after the glamour days when she ran after-hours clubs on Sunset Strip, she wound up in the Hood, conquered her fear and became a white woman boss in the Crips, who incidentally saved her life more than once.

Bella’s baring of her soul will bring tears to your eyes as you cheer this beautiful, courageous woman on and applaud her dedication to helping others who are enduring what she did despite severe PTSD and traumatic brain injury from the beatings she received earlier in life.

Bella Capo, the sexually and physically abused daughter of a powerbroker, whose close associates included politicians and organized crime figures, and a drug-addicted mother, spent much of her youth in foster homes and rehabilitation facilities. As a young adult she became a force on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, running clubs and after-hours clubs.

After a failed marriage to an abusive husband, Bella became a boss in the Crips—the only white female to hold such a position of power in the gang at that time. She later fled Los Angeles in fear for her life when her ex-husband and his associates stalked her and threatened her with death.

Although she could have died many times, Bella survived and overcame the obstacles to co-found La Bella Mafia, an online group that provides assistance and counseling to abuse victims—especially those in life-threatening situations. It is gaining an international following.

This courageous woman has now come out of hiding to share her story. It will serve as an inspiration to the hundreds of thousands of abuse victims who suffer in silence.

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