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Breaking the Silence, November 26, 2023

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With Guest, Scott Hoffman, Author of "Inside"

Breaking the Silence With Host Dr. Gregory Williams

With Guest, Scott Hoffman, Author of "Inside"

This week on Breaking the Silence we have guest, Scott Hoffman, author of his book "Inside." Scott's book chronicles some of the inner workings of his dad, who loyally served The Outfit for over 55 years. The Outfit was the inner-circle of the Mafia in the 1950's and 60's, during his youth Scott experienced many historical events revolving around The Outfit including events concerning major mob families.

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“The world that I come from and was raised in was so unusual, and even to this day, not all of the stories have been told nor the facts revealed on some of the biggest moments in mob history.”


Inside by Scott M. Hoffman reads like a movie It is an intriguing work detailing the internal workings of the Outfit, an organized crime family, which originated on the South Side of Chicago during prohibition and rose to power in the 1920s. The Outfit has been involved in a wide variety of criminal activities including gambling, prostitution, drug trafficking, money laundering, political corruption, and murder. The individuals and events in Inside are composites of real people and real events.


Inside begins in 1956 with Jimmy Williams, a 47-year-old man with two families-his wife and two children and the Outfit. He's a good man, a good husband, and a good father, while, at the same time, he is a physically powerful man who is well respected as a consigliere in the Outfit. He keeps his two lives separated, to the point his wife is unaware of what he does.


The story is written from the perspective of Jimmy's son Bobby who, from the age of 8 begins to accompany his father on Outfit business. Jimmy wants him to know what "the life" is like in order for Bobby to decide if this is the future that he wants for himself. Take this remarkable journey with Bobby. Will he follow in his father's footsteps or choose another path?



Hoffman is available to discuss the following:

·       What it was like to grow up with his dad in the Mafia in 1950’s and 60s Chicago.

·       How he had to choose whether to follow in his dad’s footsteps.

·       What it was like to witness a murder on his 9th birthday and a head decapitation at 12.

·       What he said to Marilyn Monroe when meeting her.

·       How his father never served jail time while being in the mob for over 55 years.

·       What The Outfit was really like – its storied history of events and personalities.

·       What the best crime family books and movies have gotten wrong about “the life.”

·       Insights on the Kennedy assassination and controversial events and historical figures.

·       A fresh take on how the crime families operated, from the streets of Chicago to the casinos of Las Vegas – to the studios of Hollywood and the unions across America


Scott M. Hoffman was a witness to historical events concerning major mob
families. He learned the inner workings from his dad, who loyally served The Outfit for over 55
years – never spending a day in prison. Now 74, he is a native of Chicago. He is a graduate of
Long Island University-Brooklyn with a B.A. in Journalism. For 35 years he worked for the City
of Chicago in the Departments of Purchasing and Finance.


Breaking the Silence

“Breaking the Silence with Dr. Gregory Williams”

Now is the time for you to step out of your own personal darkness and break the silence that has been hidden and closed up inside of you.

“Breaking the Silence with Dr. Gregory Williams” radio program will offer the listeners a Road Map to Hope each and every week with keys to discover within yourself that ray of light to make your day better and brighter.  Dr. Williams will not only discuss his own personal journey of overcoming the darkness of years of horrific sexual child abuse in the hands of his father and his father’s friends, but Dr. Williams will also feature special guests that have their own personal stories of overcoming obstacles in their lives and becoming victors instead of victims.

“Breaking the Silence” will also feature information from the professional and medical field that will dive into the important research involving Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how to build Resiliency in yourself and in your children.  Along with this information will be special guests from greatest minds in the United States to share their expert research and thoughts on this very important subject that each person needs to be aware of.

Now is the time to invest a few minutes each week with some awesome information to give you steps to HOPE and keys to HAPPINESS and PEACE.  NOW is the time to Break YOUR Silence and breakout into a NEW and BETTER YOU!  Join us each week beginning August 13, 2019 for “Breaking the Silence with Dr. Gregory Williams”.  You won’t want to miss a single program.  Heard around the world on the best radio network on the airwaves, BSS Radio Network available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Facebook Radio, Spotify and over 100 other high quality digital radio stations.

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