Teacher Man

Teacher Man

A Memoir

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Nearly a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of 66, he burst onto the literary scene withAngela'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 audiobook about how his thirty-year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer.Teacher Manis 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.Teacher Manshows McCourt developing his unparalleled ability to tell a great story as 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.For McCourt, storytelling itself is the source of salvation and inTeacher Manthe journey to redemption -- and literary fame -- is an exhilarating adventure.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2005.
ISBN: 9780743549912
0743549910
Branch Call Number: MCCOURT MCC
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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Mar 27, 2011

This was just ok. I loved his first book, liked his second book and felt obligated to finish this one....

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