Growing up in an Italian neighborhood in Jersey City, NJ, I was fascinated by those ” In The Life” – the term used to describe the men who kept the neighborhood safe. Those men drove fancy cars, lived in amazing houses and their kids were treated like royalty by the locals. We knew who the wiseguys were, but not exactly what they did for a living, nor did we care. To us, they were our friends’ fathers or uncles who gave us money for ice cream, bought boxes of our girl scout cookies (and let us keep the cookies!!) and threw the most lavish parties for their kids.
Linda Scarpa was one of kids that would have been treated like royalty in our neighborhood. Linda grew up privileged: parents who adored her, private schools, drivers, designer clothes and anything money could buy.
Fast forward to 2013, the young woman from the privileged past lost her father as she turned 25 years old. She was forced to reconcile the loving father with the stories of his “alternate” life wherein he played “judge, jury and executioner.” The life, which surrounded her, while tragic, shaped Linda Scarpa into the woman she is today.
So why does Linda Scarpa stand out among the wives, daughters, etc that have recently come under the spotlight? It’s simple. . .
Linda is real. She tells it as it is – good, bad or otherwise. Whether Linda is interacting with a celebrity or the street sweeper, she treats people with the respect she deems they deserve – unaffected by financial status.
Anyone who follows Linda on twitter (@LindaScarpa) can readily see that she enjoys interacting with family, friends and fans. She has been and continues to be outspoken regarding the Mobwives Series – often questioning how “real” the “reality” show is.
Linda does not shy away from any question, but do not cross the line because her straight forward approach is never more evident than when Linda is schooling someone on proper respect. Linda uses words as her weapon of choice.
When a blogger sought to question Linda’s parent’s marital status, Linda shut the blogger down faster than “a speeding bullet.” When a Mobwives groupie crossed the line regarding Linda’s family, Linda made it her mission to expose him for the fraud he turned out to be – she revealed that he faked being twitter “verified.” Shortly thereafter, he announced he was shutting down his account.
From Daddy’s privileged princess . . . to the harsh family tragedies . . .
. . . Little Linda Scarpa . . . her star keeps rising.