I confess: As a former New Jerseyan who once knew a mobster or two, I am fascinated by true-life accounts of the world of organized crime. In that context, though, a "true" account is simply one that rings true. You can't expect it to be thorough and factual when it comes to the details; of necessity, a book that's even remotely related to the mob will be riddled with holes.
That's helpful to remember when reading THIS THING OF OURS. It's also helpful to remember that the book is about the tenacity of