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The Constant Outsider

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  15 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 Corporation (first published June 6th 2008)
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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
Joe Alston
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
Lisa Harris
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  
Thomas Cirignano was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1952 and moved to South Boston to take over the family's auto repair business. He experienced first-hand, Southie's era of unbridled organized crime during the Whitey Bulger years. While living across the street from South Boston High, he witnessed the violent results of forced busing. He lived through the stress and danger associated with...more
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