Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola's Life in Pictures

Following the reality star's death, we look back at her larger-than-life 55 years


Raiola released her lifestyle guide Bigger Is Better: Real-Life Wisdom from the No-Drama Mama in 2012. Excerpted in the New York Daily News, the book covered the circumstances leading up to Raiola's past crimes. "People ask me why I did it. I was a single mom, supporting my family, paying $3,000 in rent. I did it for the money. I wouldn't do it again and haven't since. I learned my lesson," she wrote.