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All Souls: A Family Story from Southie Michael Patrick MacDonald Grew Up In The Best Place In The World The Irish American Old Colony Projects Of South Boston Where % Of The Residents Collect Welfare In An Area With The Highest Concentration Of Impoverished Whites In The US In All Souls, MacDonald Takes Us Deep Into The Secret Heart Of Southie With Radiant Insight, He Opens Up A Contradictory World, Where Residents Are Besieged By Gangs And Crime But Refuse To Admit Any Problems, Remaining Fiercely Loyal To Their Community MacDonald Also Introduces Us To The Unforgettable People Who Inhabit This Proud Neighborhood We Meet His Mother, Ma MacDonald, An Accordion Playing, Spiked Heel Wearing, Indomitable Mother To All Whitey Bulger, The Lord Of Southie, Gangster And Father Figure, Protector And Punisher And Michael S Beloved Siblings, Nearly Half Of Whom Were Lost Forever To Drugs, Murder, Or SuicideMacDonald S Story Is Ultimately One Of Overcoming The Racist, Classist Ideology He Was Born Into It S Also A Searing Portrayal Of Life In A Poor, White Neighborhood Plagued By Violence And Crime And Deeply In Denial About It ☆ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, PDF / Epub ✩ Author Craig Russell – Mgiworx.co.uk MacDonald Takes Us Deep Into The Secret Heart Of Southie With Radiant Insight !!> PDF / Epub ☁ Jazz Age Stories ✍ Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – Mgiworx.co.uk He Opens Up A Contradictory World [Epub] ➟ Much Obliged, Jeeves ➤ P.G. Wodehouse – Mgiworx.co.uk Where Residents Are Besieged By Gangs And Crime But Refuse To Admit Any Problems [Read] ➲ The Wrong Blood Author Manuel de Lope – Mgiworx.co.uk Remaining Fiercely Loyal To Their Community MacDonald Also Introduces Us To The Unforgettable People Who Inhabit This Proud Neighborhood We Meet His Mother Free ↠ The Customer-Funded Business By John W. Mullins – Mgiworx.co.uk Ma MacDonald [Ebook] ↠ The Affair Author Emma Kavanagh – Mgiworx.co.uk An Accordion Playing [Ebook] ↠ Summer People & The Little House Author Shirley Jackson – Mgiworx.co.uk Spiked Heel Wearing [Epub] ↠ Beautiful Creatures Author Lulu Taylor – Mgiworx.co.uk Indomitable Mother To All Whitey Bulger [KINDLE] ❄ Dr. Simon Forman By Judith Cook – Mgiworx.co.uk The Lord Of Southie [Reading] ➶ Susannah (Sunfire, By Candice Ransom – Mgiworx.co.uk Gangster And Father Figure ⚣ An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars Books ⚡ Author David Sutton – Mgiworx.co.uk Protector And Punisher And Michael S Beloved Siblings !!> Lireing ➻ The Folded Earth: A Novel ➳ Auteur Anuradha Roy – Mgiworx.co.uk Nearly Half Of Whom Were Lost Forever To Drugs ☁ Charity Girl PDF / Epub ✎ Author Georgette Heyer – Mgiworx.co.uk Murder [PDF] Confession (Daniel Jacquot, By Martin O& – Mgiworx.co.uk Or SuicideMacDonald S Story Is Ultimately One Of Overcoming The Racist [PDF] Sisters of Treason (The Tudor Trilogy, By Elizabeth Fremantle – Mgiworx.co.uk Classist Ideology He Was Born Into It S Also A Searing Portrayal Of Life In A Poor [Ebook] ↠ Sisters of Treason Author Elizabeth Fremantle – Mgiworx.co.uk White Neighborhood Plagued By Violence And Crime And Deeply In Denial About It


About the Author: Michael Patrick MacDonald

Michael Patrick MacDonald was born in Boston in 1966 and grew up in South Boston s Old Colony housing project He helped launch many of Boston s anti violence initiatives, including gun buyback programs and the South Boston Vigil Group which served to give voice to the survivors of violence and the drug trade in that neighborhood He continues to work nationally with survivor families and young



10 thoughts on “All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

  1. says:

    So many people told me I was going to love this book Most of them were amazed that I had never read it, having taught at Boston Collegiate Charter School, which was founded in the late 90 s as a response to the alarming death rate among Southie teens 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


  2. says:

    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 MacDonald experienced I remember the busing proble


  3. says:

    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 To hear this story in his voice, his soft Southie accent an accent which is not always gentle , he tells the story of his family who survived although several of his siblings did not living in one of Southie s most notorious housing projects, Old Colon


  4. says:

    a sad, yet engrossing, memoir of a guy who grew up in southie the poor irish neighborhood in south boston during the busing riots of the 1970 s i ve lived in the boston area for most of the past 6 1 2 years, but i really didn t know much about southie other than that it was poor, white, and not the best place to be after dark one of the things i loved about this book was that it showed the community that exists behind and beyond that stereotype.w


  5. says:

    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 learned a ton from this book about the complexities of the Southie identity, and the history of the busing movement in Boston, and the book s ending was fascinating and redeeming I cannot imagine having such a story to tell, and I appreciate th


  6. says:

    This book made me realize that one of the reasons I like memoirs so much is that I enjoy reading about other people s lives and then being judgmental about all the things they are doing wrong On the plus side, I liked the personal view on what was going on in urban Boston in the 1970s, 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 The author is passionate


  7. says:

    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 His story is unquestionably the most frightening story of urban poverty I ve ever read, only in part because it s a true story


  8. says:

    If you are a person that lives in an area like Jamaica plain, Southie, Dorchester or hyde park, this is a good book for you to read This book is about how life was around those places a while ago At first when you look at the books cover, you will think you will not like it because it as pictures of little kids and you might think its about the life of some little kids But once you read it, you will like it because its about how life was in those places before before and if you


  9. says:

    A very gripping and powerful memoir about MacDonald s experiences growing up in the Southie neighborhood of Boston in the 1970 s The neighborhood was one of the poorest in the nation and was the home of the Irish Mob and the school bussing riots Definitely an eye opener


  10. says:

    I was born and raised in New England and I have heard at one point that Southie is pretty tough, but I never really cared enough to think about it It was usually mentioned by guys that bragged about being from that area and I just don t find violence impressive I think it is great that Michael MacDonald overcame so many obstacles to have found a positive role in such an ugly place He s well educated and an activist for safety in Boston suburbs While I m all about anti violence I think people s


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