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Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History

Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History
Author: Helene Stapinski
ISBN 13: 9780375758706
ISBN 10: 375758704
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2002-03-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 258
List Price: $16.00

As Stapinski writes, "Jersey City was a tough place to grow up, except I didn't know any better." In this unforgettable memoir, she tells the heartbreaking yet often hilarious story of growing up among swindlers, bookies, and crooks.

Newark Star-Ledger - John Farmer

What [Betty] Smith did for Brooklyn and [Frank] McCourt for Limerick, Ireland, Helene Stapinski does for Jersey City in Five Finger Discount.... Anyone seeking a succinct history of Jersey City's polluted politics will find it's all there in Five Finger Discount.... She tells a good story, like so many in Jersey City.