One of the books that Im currently reading is Brotherhoods, by Lawson and Oldham. It can only be described as the real-life version of The Godfather. If you liked Mario Puzos version .youll love right-out-of-the-headlines history of the mafia Five Families, and NYPD detectives who sold out to them! I found the following description of Anthony Gaspipe Casso, former head of the Luchese crime family more than fascinating: Psychology books are packed with studies of the personality traits of men like Gaspipe Casso. They often possess a superficial charm and above-average intelligence. They rise to the top of large organizations, even nations. They usually arent obviously irrational, at least at the beginning. They are shameless liars, as long as the lie serves their purposes. Among their characteristics are glibness, lack of empathy, an inability to accept responsibility or recognize the impact of their behavior on others- the things that make a narcissist. Casso had a short attention span. He couldnt make a long-term plan that had any realistic chance of actually happening. Lawson and Oldham, Brotherhoods, p. 212. OK now for the audience participation portion of our show: Guess who immediately sprang to mind when I read that description? Hint: the over-boss of an organized crime family even bigger than any of the 'Five Families'!!