I'm not sure there's a point to this book anywhere in it.
Helene Stapinski's work will emerge as a treasured addition to not only urban history, but to the growing body of literature of the very nature of the American family.
Ms Stapinski's family had its share of interesting characters, as well as its share of tragedy.
Five-finger Discount is a history of her unusual family, and also serves as a vivid history of Jersey City politics and culture. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Susan Goulding
written with a lot of humor and allowed me to travel in a time warp back to the earlier days of Jersey City. There is so much history in our home town of Jersey City. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. J. Oliver Bridgeforth
I'm on page 50 and I came here to read other reviews to inspire me to push through. Probably not going to happen, but I might try. Tomorrow. Read morePublished 3 months ago by lv2tumble13
Insightful book in many ways as well as a true history of a time and place that is already becoming smothered in the pages of history. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charles J Caes
Interesting stories of crime and life growing up in jersey city. A little preachy at times, especially the ending. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Roberta A. Mercier
I could not put this book down. I am from Jersey City and it was so interesting to read about what went on here on the streets I am familiar with. I highly recommend this book.Published 10 months ago by Steph
I'm not exactly a "Jersey Citizen B & R" in Stapinski's terms but I am a third generation native of that City, born in the Margaret Hague (1958) and educated at Hudson Catholic... Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. S. Custer
This is the autobiography and family history of Helene Stapinski of Jersey City. She has a family as dysfunctional as any you're likely to encounter, from a grandfather who threw a... Read morePublished 17 months ago by David Wineberg
Well I was born and raised in HC, so I can go back in time. Some of the people my grandparents spoke about, others I grew up with.Published 17 months ago by michele