Barry Gifford’s memoir-in-disguise

In the 1950s, long before he moved to Berkeley, the young Barry Gifford—then known as Barry Stein—resided in a hotel in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood with his mother and his father, an organized crime associate of that city’s “Outfit.” The kid didn’t lead an ordinary life.…


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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