Book Reviews of Five-Finger Discount : A Crooked Family History

Five-Finger Discount : A Crooked Family History
Five-Finger Discount A Crooked Family History
Author: Helene Stapinski
ISBN-13: 9780679463061
ISBN-10: 0679463062
Publication Date: 3/20/2001
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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So much of this book's writing style will start telling you a story only to launch into a side story with so much detail that it's very easy to get lost. I enjoyed the read, but it's not something I'd necessarily go out of my way to read again. It was interesting to learn about growing up in Jersey City, a topic that I was curious about prior to completing this book.
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Not as much a story of a family as it is a story of Jersey City. Lots of political history and kind of a dry in spots. Not what I was expecting, but still interesting and enjoyable.
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This enjoyable book is a very funny story about the author's extended family and growing up "among swindlers, bookies and crooks" in New Jersey. I loved it!
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Interesting story of a city full of corruption. Someting I didn't realize still existed at that time.
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True account of life in New Jersey for immigrant children. It is filled with laughter and crime. Very interesting to read about how life was for this immigrant family.
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We all have stories we remember from our childhood and relatives to go along with them. Ms. Stapinski's stories and relatives are just a little more colorful than most. Entertaining reading.
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Non-fiction account of the author's childhood amid shady relatives in the not-so-good part of NJ. Funny in parts