Once, when Barbara Lynch was growing up in Southie, "Whitey" Bulger grabbed her and her best friend and shoved them behind a car just before people in three black limousines showed up and started shooting up Bulger's mother's yard.
It was one of many stories from a tumultuous childhood, that also involved shoplifting, carjacking and the theft of one MBTA bus as a 13-year-old.
But then Lynch discovered cooking, and she has followed it ever since. She owns restaurants all across Boston, including No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, Drink, Sportello and Menton.
Her new book is "Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire."
This segment aired on April 14, 2017.