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The Constant Outsider

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  17 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The Constant Outsider is a true and engaging account of a lifelong struggle to fit in and be accepted within the harsh environments of South Boston, Dorchester, and beyond.
Author and survivor Thomas M. Cirignano has seen it all . . . rackets, discrimination, the plight of many victims and more. He witnessed firsthand the hostility of the inner-city neighborhoods of Boston
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 27th 2009 by Xlibris (first published June 6th 2008)
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Mar 10, 2012 Cleat rated it liked it
The writer occasionally gets lost in a reverie of remembrance... but then don't we all? It is an effortless read for the most part skims along the timeline of the author's life in a tough part of Boston. It is an interesting take on an easy going attitude in a complicated place.
Jul 31, 2011 Mia added it
didnt read it yet. Have to buy it soon
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Aug 31, 2012 Joe Alston rated it it was amazing
Tom Cirignano has captured the experience of life growing up in the urban environment of Dorchester & South Boston and points beyond. Tom's writings take the characters from the movie "Stand By Me" and realistically place them in the neighborhoods of Boston through his own experiences. Having grown up with Tom in the same neighborhood, the same schools, teachers, local hoods, and the foundation for adulthood, Tom nails the situations that got us to where and who we are today. With all due re ...more
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Sep 15, 2014 Lisa Harris rated it it was ok
A bit dry just could get into the story
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I filled-in the "Reader's Notes" pages, and the results were....... 1 5 Apr 18, 2010 12:54PM  
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 ...more
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