I'm Prince Hoover; I've lived on the Jersey shore my entire life and have observed the wheelings and dealings in all facets of Jersey life. I love stories with a twist; my all-time favorite stories would be The Sting and No Way Out. I know they are movies and not books.
I wrote Frankie and the Big Bang Theory as a metaphor for our state, it took on a life of its own however and consumed the author.
Come on, you don't really hate New Jersey do you?
If you like to read about the Mob, Atlantic City, Wildwood, terrorists, good guys and explosions, try this book. It is narrated by a slightly irreverent Catholic priest and will have you cheering for the good guys and feeling less than sorry for the bad guys. Frankie is a kid in Wildwood with a dream of gaining entry into the South Jersey Mob. One problem... he does not like violence. Nevertheless he finds a way to ingratiate himself assisted by his best friend Joey.
Oh, by the way.... if the terms "towel head" or "camel jockey" offend you, move along to the romantic section of the bookstore.
Read an excerpt: