Teacher Man: A Memoir
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, mega-bestselling author who wore his celebrity with extraordinary grace comes a magnificently appealing book about teaching and about how one great storyteller found his voice.
Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of sixty-six, he burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of his childhood in Limerick, Ireland. Then came 'Tis, his glorious account of his early years in New York.
Now, here at last is McCourt's long-awaited 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 compelling honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faced in the classroom. Teacher Man shows McCourt developing his unparalleled ability to tell a great story as, five days a week, five periods per day, he worked 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RalphLagana - LibraryThing
I am an educator and boy did I dislike this book. I couldn't finish it. McCourt has a sense of humor, but the book doesn't offer much of interest when it comes to the profession. Books prior to his ... Read full review
My husband loved the book!User Review - beadergal - Overstock.com
Teacher Man A Memoir by Frank McCourt was a purchase for my husbands birthday gift. He read it and said it is a great story about the Irish teacher. This man has also written Angelas Ashes which my ... Read full review