Teacher Man: A Memoir

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 19, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 258 pages
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Here at last in paperback is Frank McCourt's critically acclaimed and bestselling book about how his thirty-year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer. Teacher Man is also an urgent tribute to teachers everywhere. In bold and spirited prose featuring his irreverent wit and heartbreaking honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises of teaching in public high schools. Teacher Man shows McCourt developing his unparalleled ability to tell a great story as, five days a week, five periods per day, he works to gain the attention and respect of unruly, hormonally charged or indifferent adolescents.

For McCourt, storytelling itself is the source of salvation, and in Teacher Man the journey to redemption--and literary fame--is an exhilarating adventure.
  

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An amusing book and the author can to spin a good yarn. - Goodreads
mccourt may be the most overrated writer alive. - Goodreads
I'd love to have been in his Creative Writing class. - Goodreads
What a gifted writer and teacher! - Goodreads
Frank McCourt's writing didn't appeal to me. - Goodreads
... i didn't like the style of his writing. - Goodreads

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I got Teacher Man from the library on my husband's request, and ended up reading it first! It is Frank McCourt's memoir of the 30 years he spent teaching in public high schools (and one community ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda George - Goodreads

What did I think of this book...and of his previous two books? Amazing. And the only way to "read" his books is to listen to him narrate his own story. What a gifted writer and teacher! I loved Mr ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
57
Section 4
83
Section 5
91
Section 6
101
Section 7
129
Section 8
147
Section 9
183
Section 10
199
Section 11
254
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TEACHER MAN: A Memoir - International Herald Tribune
NONFICTION. By Frank mccourt258 pages. $26. Scribner
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mccourt Goes Back to School in 'Teacher Man' : NPR
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Teacher Man av Frank mccourt » Bokkilden
This is the third memoir from the author of the huge international bestsellers "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis". In "Teacher Man", Frank mccourt..
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Half Changed World: Teacher Man
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Barnes & Noble.com - Books: Teacher Man, by Frank mccourt, Paperback
Teacher Man, mccourt, Frank mccourt, Paperback, Book, ISBN: 0743243781, Peoples & Cultures - Biography, Education Biography, Barnes & Noble.com
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Learning from Teacher Man. Structured as a dialogue with his students, Frank mccourt’s Teacher Man is a powerful narrative about teaching high school. ...
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About the author (2006)

Frank McCourt (1930-2009) was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in New York City high schools. His first book, Angela's Ashes, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Book Award. In 2006, he won the prestigious Ellis Island Family Heritage Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of the Arts and the United Federation of Teachers John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education.

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