Tom Cirignano's memoir offers a unique perspective of
South Boston history
as it was vividly and brutally created.
At his auto repair shop in the heart of Southie, Tom experienced first hand, the infamous and violent decades
ruled by the iron fist of
The Constant Outsider:
Memoirs of a South Boston Mechanic.
Growing up in Dorchester presented real challenges, but once the author took over the family's auto repair shop in South Boston, life became intense.
67 Cents: Creation of a Killer
Tom's second book is a fictional adaptation of his memoir.
Within 67 Cents,"Nick" embarks on a radically different path than the one Tom took in real life.
Nick says "Yes" to each and every illicit offer that was made to Tom by the Mob while running his Southie shop. With those few altered choices, things change dramatically!
"I've always wondered what my life would have been like if I had become one of them.
In "67 Cents: Creation of a Killer," I find out. "Nick's" life spirals out of control!" - Tom
Jordan Rich, of WBZ - Boston, says: "If it's insight you want, into what the crime scene in Southie was really all about, look no further than 67 Cents: Creation of a Killer. Tom Cirignano was an eyewitness to it all and captures the flavor of the city in this crisp, fast-paced novel!"
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