(1981) is the first memoir
of Susan Berman
of Las Vegas mobster David Berman
. In it, Berman chronicles her mother Gladys' and her own obliviousness to what went on around them. When they finally became aware of their mob
family, Berman's mother ended up dying in a mental institution
and Susan endured a lot of psychotherapy
Susan Berman wrote a second memoir about her life called Lady Las Vegas.
In what remains an unsolved crime, Berman was murdered in her home in 2000 in classic mob execution-style.