Local Author James LaRossa Visits {pages} 1/12 at 4pm

Please join us on Sunday, January 12, for a very special afternoon at {pages} with local author James LaRossa for his book Last of the Gladiators: A Memoir of Love, Redemption, and the Mob. Refreshments will be served. 

Please rsvp to events@pagesabookstore.com


About the Book

From the 1960s until the turn of the 21st century, New York City was the world's epicenter of organized and white-collar crime. The most feared Mafia chiefs, assassins, defrocked stockbrokers, Orthodox Jewish money-launderers, judges, and Arab bankers sought the counsel of one man: my father, Jimmy La Rossa. On January 30, 2009, I snuck my famous and mortally ill father from New York Presbyterian Hospital to a waiting Medevac jet, where we flew in secret to a place few people would look for two die-hard New Yorkers: a town in Southern California aptly named Manhattan Beach. During our five years in exile, we made our mark as a most irreverent and unrivaled father/son duo, as he recounted his legendary courtroom exploits. Jimmy was, and always will be, my "true north."


About the Author

James M. La Rossa Jr. was born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Manhattan and Connecticut. He is a publisher, journalist, and third-generation New Yorker.

La Rossa spent four years in the writing department at Sarah Lawrence College. In 1984, he left Fordham Law School to become a book reviewer for The International Courier in Rome, Italy. La Rossa has almost 1,000 published bylines to his name, in a wide range of subjects, spanning literature, medicine, and business. 

Upon his return to New York City, he wrote for Fairchild and ABC/Cap Cities, before founding MedWorks Media Inc., one of the largest publishers in psychiatry, drug development, and mental fitness. In 2006, he relocated permanently to Southern California. His dying father--the infamous trial lawyer and political insider, Jimmy La Rossa--joined him in Manhattan Beach, California, on January 30, 2010. 

In the last five years of his life, the legendary attorney revealed to his eldest son and confidant the most closely-held secrets to more than a generation of New York City's organized and white-color crimes. 


Event address: 
{pages} a Bookstore
604 Manhattan Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266