Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History
Helene Stapinski

Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History

Random House, 2001. First edition First edition (stated). As new in dust jacket. Hardcover. 260 pp. with bibliography. Jersey City, New Jersey is the setting for this real-life memoir of growing up among swindlers, bookies, and crooks. Stapinski, with deadpan humor and obvious affection, comes clean with the outrageous tales that have swirled around her relatives for decades. In her household, petty crime was a way of life---toothpaste and soap was lifted from the local Colgate factory; dinner (often prime rib, lobster tail and fancy cakes) was usually swiped from the cold storgage company where her father worked; books on the shelves were smuggles out of a book-binding company in Aunt Mary's girdle....' As New Hardcover 9780679463061 (Item ID: E23322)


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