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Teacher Man

A Memoir

by Frank McCourt

Teacher Man
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    Nov 2005, 272 pages
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    Sep 2006, 272 pages

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Frank McCourt taught in the New York City public schools for twenty-seven years, the last seventeen of which were spent at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. After retiring from teaching, Frank and his brother, Malachy, performed their two-man show, A Couple of Blaguards, a musical review about their Irish Youth. In September 1996, Scribner published Frank's childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, which spent 117 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. After more than sixty-five printings, there are over 2.3 million copies in print in North America alone.

McCourt has won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, the National Book Critics Circle...

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