Wise Guy

Growing up on the 'mean streets' of the 'Village' in New York, Donald Semenza seemed destined for the kind of life depicted in the gangster movies of Martin Scorsese. He shared the language, the behaviour and the neighbourhood of mobsters and 'made men'. But Donald's life, as he traces it during an evening watching his favourite mafia movie, takes a different turn. This is the story of Donald Semenza - poet, pianist, family man and wise guy.

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Growing up on the mean streets of the Village in New York, Donald Semenza seemed destined for the kind of life depicted in the gangster movies of Martin Scorsese. He shared the language, the behaviour and the neighbourhood of mobsters. But Donald's life, as he traces it during an evening watching his favourite mafia movie, takes a different turn. This is the story of Donald Semenza - poet, pianist, family man and wise guy.