Blurbs • Reviews
"Crammed with the kind of
characters and detail that make pages turn and moviemakers salivate,
self-described 'mobster, drug lord, and porn kingpin' Gallo’s story of
life as a criminal and mafia associate is tantalizing material. ...
Honest, critical, occasionally remorseful and always entrancing, this
criminal memoir will keep readers on the edge of their seats."
(extremely recommended) review from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“The book is profane and
scary-violent, and a fair question is whether this newspaper should
help promote it. Unfortunately, it is also Orange County history and
it would be worse to cover it up.” Orange County Register
"I like to call Kenny Gallo the Renaissance Man of Racketeering. Kenny
is a man of many criminal talents: strong-arm stuff, white-collar
crime, dealing and smuggling, counterfeiting, and that's just a few of
them." Anthony "The Animal" Fiato, Made Man in the L.A. Mafia
"Breakshot is an accurate portrayal of life in the adult industry.
Being married to a very popular adult star and Howard Stern regular
like Tabitha Stevens certainly won't hurt Kenji's sales, either."
Ron Jeremy, Adult Entertainment Icon
"Breakshot Kenny Gallo's book about crime and the adult
business is mesmerizing. Absolutely amazing ... one masterpiece of
storytelling!" Gene Ross, Adult FYI
"Breakshot is densely packed, filled with action, reflection, and
wisdom. Buy it if you want to get inside a criminal mind who lived the
life most of us only dream about in our most demented moments."
Luke Ford, author of A History of X.
"Breakshot is an instant classic of the true-crime genre, a
fast-paced whirlwind of vice and violence. Kenny Gallo emerges as one
of the more compelling characters of recent history, and his
riches-to-snitches story is rendered almost unbelievably. Almost!"
Shelton Hull, Folio Weekly
"Kenny Gallo has definitely
blown the door wide open on the Mafia, drugs, and the world of
pornography. This is not the wannabe Sopranos; this is reality and it
is very ugly. Which is why I love it. Fiction could never be this
good." Brent Hatley, producer of the Bubba The Love Sponge Show.
“Nothing gets held
back in Breakshot as Kenny
“Kenji” Gallo provides readers with an unsettling, honest,
straight-forward, un-censored version of life in the Mafia. It’s not
glorified. It’s not cool. It’s awful. That is exactly what you find
throughout the pages—the reader gets the bare bones, stripped down,
harsh reality version of the mob lifestyle. This is not the Sopranos.
What Gallo chronicles throughout the pages of Breakshot has not
received a glossy Hollywood treatment. This mob informant is the real
deal.” Entertainment Realm
"Kenji is a man of his word. He always speaks the truth, and what he
writes about the Colombo Mafia Family is unbelievably accurate. Kenji
is a tough man who stood up to the scum of the Earth and helped ensure
that they will get what they deserve." William Cutolo, Jr., Ex-mafioso
& Son of Legendary Crime Boss "Wild Bill" Cutolo.
"Kenji is one of the most fascinating people I've ever met. I can
guarantee you that Breakshot will be of the most controversial,
shocking books ever written about organized crime and the porn
industry." Jill Kelly, Adult Entertainment Icon
Gallo's "wise-ass", "tough guy" personality remains the biggest
attraction. He is sort of like that character you can always count on
to get involved in trouble and bring along some outrageous anecdotes.
... He may not be a hero, but he is a survivor, and that certainly
makes this autobiography a fun read." Nao Gunji, The Rafu Shimpo
Orange County Register
- August 18, 2009
Edge - August 17, 2009
Entertainment Realm - August 15, 2009
Xaaraan Blog (In Italian) - August 10, 2009
Publisher's Weekly - August 3, 2009
Angeleno Magazine - August 2009
Shimpo - July 16, 2009
Folio Weekly - July 6, 2009