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Title:Teacher Man (Frank McCourt, #3)
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Category:Non fiction, Memoir, Biography, Education, Autobiography

Teacher Man (Frank McCourt, #3) by Frank McCourt

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

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When my mother Angela was six years old she felt sorry for the Baby Jesus in the Christmas crib at St Joseph s Church near School House Lane where she lived Frank McCourt s Pulitzer Prize winning memoir Angela s Ashes is a modern classic Now he has written a captivating Christmas story about Angela as a child often cold and hungry herself compelled to rescue the Baby Jesus and take him home This story is pure McCourt genuine irreverent and moving br br It is elegantly illustrated by two time Golden Kite Award winner Loren Long and is the perfect Christmas story for all ages, Imbued on every page with Frank McCourt s astounding humor and compassion This is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic br br When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all It was of course a miserable childhood the happy childhood is hardly worth your while Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood br br So begins the Pulitzer Prize winning memoir of Frank McCourt born in Depression era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick Ireland Frank s mother Angela has no money to feed the children since Frank s father Malachy rarely works and when he does he drinks his wages Yet Malachy exasperating irresponsible and beguiling does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide a story Frank lives for his father s tales of Cuchulain who saved Ireland and of the Angel on the Seventh Step who brings his mother babies br br Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank s survival Wearing rags for diapers begging a pig s head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire Frank endures poverty near starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence exuberance and remarkable forgiveness br br Angela s Ashes imbued on every page with Frank McCourt s astounding humor and compassion is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic, Simplified Chinese edition of a New York Times bestseller and the Pulitzer Prize winning book ANGELA S ASHES A Memoir Part of by Frank McCourt Despite extreme poverty and desperation of his childhood McCourt recounts his early age in an affecting and uplifting voice in this luminous memoir In Simplified Chinese Distributed by Tsai Fong Books Inc, No description available