Teacher Man: A Memoir
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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Review: Teacher Man (Frank McCourt #3)User Review - Russell Bittner - Goodreads
This is the second work of Frank McCourt's I've read (the other being Angela's Ashes, which I read and reviewed in September of last year). And since he chooses to call both of them 'memoirs,' I can ... Read full review
Review: Teacher Man (Frank McCourt #3)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