The Gangster Squad movie just opened… In life, cheeky Mickey Cohen called this elite LAPD intelligence unit the “Stupidity Squad.” Here are a few of my thoughts in an article I just wrote for Biography.com about the real Mickey Cohen, versus pop culture versions. For the unadulterated stories, read my book, Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.’s Notorious Mobster – a factual picture, not just of Cohen, but of the entire Los Angeles underworld from Prohibition to 1976. I’m pleased to see that KCET named it one of the best books of 2012.

JOIN ME AT LARRY EDMUNDS’ VENERABLE BOOKSTORE  ON JANUARY 16, AT 7:30.

Mickey Cohen and me: Beyond “Gangster Squad”…