THE LONG WAY HOME: A Journey from South Boston to Redemption

THE LONG WAY HOME: A Journey from South Boston to Redemption

by Bo Mcintyre

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ISBN-13: 9781457526329
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 1,087,307
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

I grew up in South Boston. a neighborhood of Boston in the 1940�s, 50�s and early 60�s. It was a time of corner gangs whose main interests were sports, fighting and drinking.

As I look back on those times I could graph the gradual decline of my moral compass. My early years were spent trying to do the right thing. I was a straight �A� student and my conscience dictated my actions. I attended Boston Latin School and because of my grades I was accepted without taking the entrance exam. Unfortunately, good kids don�t have many friends and I finally gave in to the peer pressure and joined a corner gang leading to increased violence and petty crime.

I married early at nineteen and when my son was born I moved to the suburbs in order to get my son as far away from my life on the corner as possible. I got a job at the Gillette Company, went to Northeastern University at night and managed an accounting department for about 20 years.

I went through the clich�d �mid life� crisis, separated from wife and purchased a retail liquor store from the infamous �Whitey Bulger�. I remained there for twenty years and was constantly under suspicion by law enforcement because of my relationship with Bulger. They were the worst years of my life but everything changed when I turned to Christ.

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