Exploring Mob Stories and More: Matt Birkbeck’s Journey with ‘The Life We Chose’

Have you ever been fascinated by the allure of the mob? The clandestine meetings, the notorious characters, the intricate web of power and loyalty? In this Beyond the Mic Short cut, investigative journalist and author Matt Birkbeck takes us deep into this hidden world with stories that are as compelling as they are true.
Birkbeck, known for his previous works such as “A Beautiful Child” and “The Quiet Don” shares his experiences while writing “The Life We Chose.” This book delves into the life of Big Billy, a man who was not just part of organized crime but also a pivotal figure in it. Let’s go Beyond the Mic.

We start off with 0 to 90 with Birkbeck recounting the astonishing tale of how Billy became Michael Jackson’s co-manager. It’s a story that involves none other than Donald Trump and a couple of mob guys from California trying to strong-arm Jackson’s then-manager, Frank DeLeo. Birkbeck paints a vivid picture of the underworld’s influence, not just in crime but in the entertainment industry, politics, and business.
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