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Thomas M. Cirignano

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Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Thomas Cirignano moved to South Boston as a young man and took over his father's auto repair business. His decades running that shop in the heart of "Southie" would be described as surreal by most people's standards. Through pure luck, he survived numerous life threatening situations. Upon leaving Southie in 1987, Tom relocated to Florida for eleven years before returning to Massachusetts in 1998.
Tom authored two books. His autobiography, titled, The Constant Outsider: Memoirs of a South Boston Mechanic, gives readers a chilling look at what went on in South Boston during the 1970s and '80s, the era of mobster "Whitey" Bulger's reign of terror," as Tom calls it. Due to its time and place in Boston's tumul
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Thomas M. Cirignano I would have to say that the best thing about publishing my books has been the connections I've made to other writers and certain readers. The…moreI would have to say that the best thing about publishing my books has been the connections I've made to other writers and certain readers. The friendships that would not have come to pass otherwise are priceless.(less)
Thomas M. Cirignano I read the book, "Black Mass" while vacationing in New Hampshire several years ago, and I was shocked at how familiar I was with the situations I was…moreI read the book, "Black Mass" while vacationing in New Hampshire several years ago, and I was shocked at how familiar I was with the situations I was reading about!
My friends and family were always riveted by the stories I would tell them about my experiences while living and working in Southie. They kept insisting, "These things don't happen to ordinary people! You need to write a book!" After reading "Black Mass" that suggestion became a reality. I realized that people would be interested in hearing what it was like coexisting in such a violent and volatile environment while doing my best not to become directly involved in the criminal activity. It was a slippery road, and I have to admit, I was no angel. (less)
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The Constant Outsider

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67 Cents: Creation of a Killer

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Tom Cirignano will be a guest on Bob Folcik's "Anything Goes" talk radio show on WVBF from 10 - 11 am, Thursday Feb.23rd. They will be discussing the new book, "67 Cents: Creation of a Killer" and also "The Constant Outsider: Memoirs of a South Boston Mechanic." Tune in and maybe even call in!
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Published on February 14, 2012 19:49 • 211 views • Tags: 67-cents, cirignano, south-boston, talk-show, the-constant-outsider-boston

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Thomas Cirignano said "yes" to attending Dire Literary Series
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date: November 02, 2012 08:00PM
location: Out of the Blue Art Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge, Ma., Cambridge, MA, The United States
description: Thomas Cirignano will be one of the Featured Readers at this wonderful event which is in its 11th year. Hosted by Author Timothy Gager, the Dire Literary Series was awarded “Best of Boston” designation by Boston Phoenix Magazine for 2008.
For further information about Dire Literary Series please visit http://www.timothygager.com/

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