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Teacher Man

A Memoir

by Frank McCourt

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

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The third volume of Frank McCourt's memoirs, following Angela's Ashes and 'Tis

From the book jacket: Nearly a decade ago 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 heartbreaking honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faced in public high schools around New York City. His ...

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