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Frank McCourt - Teacher Man

Frank McCourt - Teacher Man

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Since the publication of Angela's Ashes nearly a decade ago, Frank McCourt has become one of literature's unlikeliest superstars. He is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. More than four million copies of Angela's Ashes are now in print; its sequel, 'Tis, has sold more than two million copies; and the books have been published in more than twenty countries and languages. In Teacher Man Frank turns his attention to the subject that he most often talks about in his lectures -teaching: why it's so important, why it's so undervalued. He describes his own coming of age - as a teacher, a storyteller and, ultimately, a writer. He is alternately humble and mischievous, down-trodden and rebellious. He instinctively identifies with the underdog, his sympathies lie more with students than administrators. It takes him almost fifteen years to find his voice in the classroom, but what's clear in the thrilling pages of Teacher Man is that from the beginning he seized and held his students' attention by telling them memorable stories. With all the wit, charm, irreverence, and poignancy that made Angela's Ashes and 'Tis so universally beloved, Frank McCourt tells his most exhilarating story yet- how he became a writer.

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