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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Teacher Man (Frank McCourt, #3) McCourt s long awaited book about how his thirty year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer .
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 faces in public high schools around New York City His methods anything but conventional McCourt creates a lasting impact on his students through imaginative assignments he instructs one class to write An Excuse Note from Adam or Eve to God singalongs featuring recipe ingredients as lyrics and field trips imagine taking twenty nine rowdy girls to a movie in Times Square .
McCourt struggles to find his way in the classroom and spends his evenings drinking with writers and dreaming of one day putting his own story to paper 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 McCourt s rocky marriage his failed attempt to get a Ph D at Trinity College Dublin and his repeated firings due to his propensity to talk back to his superiors ironically lead him to New York s most prestigious school Stuyvesant High School where he finally finds a place and a voice Doggedness he says is not as glamorous as ambition or talent or intellect or charm but still the one thing that got me through the days and nights .
For McCourt storytelling itself is the source of salvation and in Teacher Man the journey to redemption and literary fame is an exhilarating adventure