BUSTED! relates the whole untold story of O.J.'s recent debacle in Las Vegas from the one person who knows what really happened, collectibles dealer Tom Riccio. On September 16, 2007, O.J. Simpson was arrested and held without bail on charges related to the armed robbery of sports memorabilia in Las Vegas' Palace Station Hotel and Casino. However, this most recent incident is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of celebrity memorabilia scandals and Riccio knows them all. Exposing for the first time a life outsiders know little about, BUSTED! is a shocking inside look at the often-shady world of sports memorabilia, collectibles, and celebrity auctions, a familiar arena for Riccio.
Thomas J Riccio
Brand: Phoenix Books
Used Book in Good Condition
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The front cover sleeve used in Thomas J. Riccio's book, "Busted," makes the reader think the contents of the book is cheap and sleazy. Not only that, but it also makes the reader think the contents of the book is all about O.J. Simpson. The front cover sleeve is a misnomer to what the book is all about.
If a rating was allowed for the cover, I would give it a "0" rating. I personally did not like the cover and got rid of it. I appreciated the book much better after that.
The story Thomas Riccio writes is not only amusing, but interesting as well. "Busted" tells about the author's upbringing, his family, brothers and twin sister, and how he got involved with petty unlawful incidents while he was growing up.
As the author describes the various deviated incidents in his life, the readers cannot help forgive him for the petty unlawful behavior he had as a kid. All kids, no doubt, have stories to tell similar to Riccio's. However, he does not outgrow...
This was a great book. The author, Thomas Riccio was very helpful in describing his story before the OJ SIMPSON debacle and during the debacle. The book was so good, I read it in a day. Thomas Riccio tells a few of his life short tales as a story to understanding the methods behind his involvement with OJ. Its got the OJ Nevada incident and Thomas Riccio makes it clear why he had the recorder! Its amazing how his life turned out and this book is interesting with a lot of facts from his experiences. Buy this book and enjoy.
Looks like this book is going to be made into a Movie! (See Coverage Below) I'm really looking forward to this adaptation. If the film is half as good as this book, - It will be a Huge Blockbuster!
LOCALE: New Jersey, California, Las Vegas AUTHOR(s):Thomas J. RiccioSETTING: Urban WRITER A CLIENT?:NoPERIOD: 1960s-Present STUDIO: N/AFORM:BOOK, 212 PRODUCER:N/ABUDGET: Medium
CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS: THOMAS RICCIO (M/Teens-40s) Easygoing, business minded ex-con who falls into the collectibles business during the height of the 90's baseball card craze; has an uncanny ability to make good deals and find great luck, only to continually lose everything. (LD)
ALBERT BEARDSLEY (M/40s) Loose cannon and obsessive fan of OJ Simpson; borderline psychotic and dangerous; completely...
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