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Most of my Collegiate students were from Southie, and they had Southie pride, through and through. I think that, in many ways, we misunderstood each other -- and I did most of the misunderstanding Barbara I initially read this book when it came out, probably 10 years ago.
After seeing the film Black Mass, I decided to listen to the audiobook.
The book is very effectively narrated by the author. Teagan It actually took me quite awhile to finish this book. Not because it was bad, but because the stark reality of it was something that I found so emotional that I found myself feeling a bit lost.
He wrote so emotionally about his family, giving the reader a glimpse into a world that most of us have could never imagine.
But I found that I was relating my own life to those events that Mr. I remember the busing problems in South Haley This book was a strange roller coaster. The first chapter had me riveted, then I slogged through subsequent chapters like a kid taking bitter medicine. I knew it was good for me but my soul felt like it had cramps.
I cannot imagine having such a story to tell, and I On the plus side, I liked the personal view on what was going on in urban Boston in the s, especially the personal accounts of the busing riots.
I vaguely remember when that was in the news, and I was too young to quite get what it was all about. Marisa This book completely blew me away.
I rarely give anything 5 stars but there was no question in this case. This is the true story of a poor white Irish-American family living in the projects in Southie. The writer was the 9th of 11 children and came of age during the seventies, right in the middle of busing and forced integration of housing projects.
Cathy This was one of those books that you ought to read if you are from South Boston "Southie" and that you should read if you are not from Southie. A touching memoir, at times sad, horrific, and even traumatizing but ultimately leaving the reader with hope for the future.
As you mihgt imagine, what a change! It actually took me a little bit to get i The neighborhood was one of the poorest in the nation and was the home of the Irish Mob and the school-bussing riots. The MacDonald family is gloriously dysfunctional, brought up by a single mother whose wisdom is matched only by her wildness.
But MacDonald leaves us no doubt that his guitar-playing, man-loving mother loves her children, against all the odds of poverty and violence and failed romance. And in nearly similar years, as well.
But it does thoroughly grab your throat with the overall staggering loss and the ever present turmoil and chaos. The story of his birt Christine Henry This is a gripping portrayal of a family living in the public housing projects of Boston, in the Irish neighborhood called Southie in the ss.
Full of insight into the impact that poverty and violence has on the people in his life, Michael MacDonald paints a loving portrait of both his immediate family and his extended family, the community.
Repeatedly describing his neighborhood as the best place on earth, he shines light into the corner Jenny Becker This book was extremely shocking and pretty disturbing.
I laughed, I cried, I wanted to throw the book at the wall, and I gawked at the wall sometimes. The way the author just came out and said things exactly as they were was very insightful.
I would recommend this book to those who think that the worst of the ghetto neighborhoods are predominantly African Am Sarah Costello MacDonald, an exemplary storyteller, expertly weaves his passion for social justice into a narrative about his childhood in Southie, creating a believable, emotional memoir.
Barbara An amazing account of family life in South Boston in the midst of violence, corruption, drugs, forced busing and more. Angela Paolantonio A powerful memoir of love and loss, strength and surrender.
My view of Boston will never be the same again.
Liza Fireman I feel bad for Michael and his family, and anyone else that lived in Southie, one of the higher crime areas in the Boston in the s.
Especially, because seeing people trapped in a terrible environment, and unable to get out of, to break the vicious cycle. And each of the people in the story is actively contributing to the violent, full of drugs, toxic neighborhood, and still nothing can be done. Like fate had been sealed for such places it isSamuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, – April 21, ), better known by his pseudonym Mark Twain, was an American writer, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.
He is one of America’s most famous writers and was already famous throughout his lifetime. He published and sold his work with.
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Oct 03, · All Souls by Michael Patrick MacDonald Report this Page Michael Patrick MacDonald grew up in "the best place in the world"--the Irish-American Old Colony projects of South Boston--where 85% of the residents collect welfare in an area with the highest concentration of impoverished whites in the U.S/5(K).
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