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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 I, Mick Gatto
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Made into a household name Australia-wide by the hit television series Underbelly, in his autobiography, Mick Gatto finally reveals the man behind the headlines.

The son of two Calabrian immigrants, Mick tells of his inner-city upbringing and his professional heavyweight boxing career, to his apprenticeship with one of Australia's best safe-breakers. He takes us behind the gambling industry, to his fourteen months in jail awaiting trial for the murder of Andrew Veniamin.

Gatto's unique position-of knowing all the players in the Gangland Wars but not being involved in drug trafficking-gave him a remarkable perspective to watch the battles unfold.

With characteristic humour, Gatto provides an extraordinary insight into a colourful and mysterious world, with its own codes, loyalties and treacheries, that few of us even know exist.

(Source: Melbourne University Publishing website, Sighted 7/10/2009)

Notes

  • Launched by Simon Westaway at Grossi Florentino, Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 6 October 2009.

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Trauma and Grievance John Gatt-Rutter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bilingual Cockatoo : Writing Italian Australian Lives 2014; (p. 68-101)
As Much as You Need to Know Gillian Lord , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 December 2009; (p. 10)
Here's What Went Down Adrian McKinty , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Roberta Williams : My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor Roberta Williams , Michael Gleeson , 2009 single work autobiography ; I, Mick Gatto Mick Gatto , Tom Noble , 2009 single work autobiography
Tales of Good Guys in the Lead Blanche Clark , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 November 2009; (p. 30-31)
Snapshots of a Violent World Malcolm Brown , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of Roger Rogerson : The Dark Side Roger Rogerson , 2009 single work autobiography ; I, Mick Gatto Mick Gatto , Tom Noble , 2009 single work autobiography ; Roberta Williams : My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor Roberta Williams , Michael Gleeson , 2009 single work autobiography
Snapshots of a Violent World Malcolm Brown , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of Roger Rogerson : The Dark Side Roger Rogerson , 2009 single work autobiography ; I, Mick Gatto Mick Gatto , Tom Noble , 2009 single work autobiography ; Roberta Williams : My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor Roberta Williams , Michael Gleeson , 2009 single work autobiography
Here's What Went Down Adrian McKinty , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Roberta Williams : My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor Roberta Williams , Michael Gleeson , 2009 single work autobiography ; I, Mick Gatto Mick Gatto , Tom Noble , 2009 single work autobiography
Gatto Spills All to Beat Critics to Punch Greg Roberts , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 October 2009; (p. 7)
They Came to Praise Mick, Not Bury Him Michael Shmith , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 October 2009; (p. 11)
'Old-School-Style Crook' Brings His Memoir to Book Daniel Ziffer , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 October 2009; (p. 26)
Tales of Good Guys in the Lead Blanche Clark , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 November 2009; (p. 30-31)
As Much as You Need to Know Gillian Lord , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 December 2009; (p. 10)
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