Phyllis Karas

A Bubbe’s Mob Tale That Would Make Even Tony Soprano Smile

This week, millions of people will tune in to see how one of the most evocative tales of Mafia life comes to a close. For me, the questions raised by “The Sopranos” have particular resonance because they bring up one about my own life: How on earth did I — a journalist, a college professor, a doctor’s wife, a nice Jewish grandmother — become a biographer to the mob?