Quotes from “The King of Con” by Thomas Giacomaro

First tip: never get into a car if a guy is sitting in the driver’s seat and another guy is in the back seat.
people were motivated by two things, greed and fear.
It don’t matter where you are in the world, the language of money is universal. In
Because when you’re a big earner, everybody wants you. And when you’re a big talker, you can con most of the people most of the time, especially when they’re desperate.
“Stick with me, baby,” he used to tell Kim, “and you’ll be fartin’ in silk.” Not a bad line
, Frankie, hand me da ting that goes wit da ting to use da ting,” I’d say, when I wanted him to pass me more coke
got at the health food store—inositol hexanicotinate (IHN), a form of niacin. It looked like coke and was tasteless
A great salesman is a great seducer, a Rudolph Valentino on the sales floor.
He plays to your fantasies and promises you everything you think you need and want. He gets you excited and makes you feel special. He never takes no for an answer. And then, like every other son of a bitch, he fucks you—literally or figuratively or both.
Mercedes 560SEL shot off the highway and into the air like a rocket before nose-diving into the Passaic River—with me in it.

Ten minutes earlier, I’d been downing after-lunch $200 shots of Louis XIII cognac at a restaurant in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, when this broad I’d been seeing in nearby Passaic called me to come over for an afternoon quickie. This girl was nutty; she used to kiss the windows of my Mercedes and leave red lip prints all over the glass.

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Mercedes 560SEL off the highway like a rocket shot into the air before nose-diving into the Passaic River—with me in it.

Ten minutes earlier I'd been downing after-lunch $200 shots of cognac Louis XIII at a restaurant in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, when this broad called me to come over for an afternoon quickie I'd been seeing in nearby Passaic. Nutty was this girl; she used to kiss my red lip prints all over the glass of the windows and leave the Mercedes.

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