More About the Author
Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1952, Thomas Cirignano moved to South Boston as a young man. He took over his father's auto repair business in the heart of "Southie." His decades running that shop would be described as surreal by most people's standards. Through pure luck, he survived numerous life threatening situations. In 1987, Tom decided the time was right to sell the business and relocate to Florida, where he spent the next eleven years. In 1998 he and his family returned to Massachusetts.
Tom's true life story is titled, "The Constant Outsider: Memoirs of a South Boston Mechanic." Due to its time and place in Boston's tumultuous history, along with the situations and people Tom encountered, "The Constant Outsider" is an exciting story in its own right. But, in his second book, titled, "67 Cents: Creation of a Killer," the author explores an even more intense existence. "67 Cents" is Tom's fictional, "what if I took that alternate path of crime and violence," adaptation of his memoir. In "67 Cents," the fictional character, named Nick, says "Yes" to each and every offer that was actually made by the Mob to the author in real life. Those offers were significant, and even included an offer to kill a man for Tom.
For further information, visit TheConstantOutsider.com.
Thomas Cirignano has been a contributing writer and also served as an advisory member on "The New Bedford Standard-Times Editorial Board." He served two terms on The Freetown-Lakeville Regional School Committee, and has served on several other town committees and commissions. Tom is a certified scuba diver, ultra-light aircraft pilot, has owned several motorcycles, and loves boating. Unfortunately, a previous spinal fracture, Scoliosis, and Harrington Rod surgery have limited his ability to enjoy most of those activities.