Of the eight books Mabel Leo has written, it is the first one, “The Saga of Jack Durant” that after 12 years is still her best seller. This bio of Jack Durant, a well-known restaurateur in Phoenix, AZ, tells the story of how a young boy hopped the train and left his home in Tennessee with the dream of being a professional baseball player. Instead, he became the most trusted friend of infamous gangster, Bugsy Siegel.
The book became the basis of an award-winning play, “In My Humble Opinion,” which is scheduled for one performance, November 19, at the Phoenix Theater. Tickets are $30.00 for the performance, or $50.00 including a reception and special seating, with proceeds benefiting Terry Earp, who was seriously injured by a red-light runner. For more information contact Mabel Leo at firstname.lastname@example.org.