Here at last in paperback is Frank McCourt's critically acclaimed and bestselling 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... show more
Here at last in paperback is Frank McCourt's critically acclaimed and bestselling 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 of teaching in public high schools. 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. For McCourt, storytelling itself is the source of salvation, and in Teacher Man the journey to redemption--and literary fame--is an exhilarating adventure.
Publish date: September 19th 2005
Pages no: 258
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Irish Literature
, Biography Memoir
Series: Frank McCourt (#3)
This is an unabridged version, read by author, running for 9 hours.teacher man - frank mccourt - read by the authortbr busting 2013winter 2012/2013fraudioirish rootmemoirschoolzypub 2005hm, ok - 2*--------------------Teacher Man is a 2005 memoir written by Frank McCourt which describes and reflects ...
I didn't love this book as much as I loved Frank's first 2 books 'Angela's Ashes' and 'Tis' but it was an enjoyable read. I particularly liked reading different stories of some of his students that stand out in his memory and his unconventional teaching methods.
This anecdotal memoir is self-revealing but also tells something about teaching and about the people he taught. McCourt has a constant urge to put himself down, and he reveals a lot of not-so-good things he did (the part where he hit a student was just about unforgivable), as well as constant doubt ...
I liked Angela's Ashes quite a bit, 'Tis slightly less, and this one least of all. Still, there are some interesting parts. The poetry-reading students is pretty funny.McCourt is kind of a melancholic whiner at times. Maybe that's just his upbringing.
I recommend the audio, as it is read by McCourt himself, and he’s a wonderful reader, hah hah (you’ll have to listen to get that). Those who have read [book:Angela’s Ashes] — a marvelous memoir of Frank’s early childhood in Ireland— will remember him growing up in abject poverty, worn to the b...
Share this Book