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 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 audiobook 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.
Teacher Man shows 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 in Teacher Man the journey to redemption -- and literary fame -- is an exhilarating adventure.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2005.
ISBN: 9780743549936
0743549937
Characteristics: 9 compact discs (approximately 9 hrs.) :,digital, stereo. ;,4 3/4 in.

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Feb 16, 2014

Feb 15, 2014.....I have just finished Disc 3 of the audio book, and I am enchanted. I have noticed that there is a copy of the book at my home library, so I will be grabbing that to read along to as I listen. The audio book is read by Frank McCourt himself, and I highly recommend that readers listen to at least one of these discs, before reading the book, as his accent and mimicry, and overall acting out of his story are priceless.....I notice that there is only an audio cassette version of his other memoir "Tis," and I will be digging out my cassette player to listen to that!

allyn709 Dec 09, 2012

Frank McCourt is a genius at writing and describes his personal life well in his own voice. One of the best Audio CD's I've ever listened to.

bnotash70 Dec 09, 2012

McCort's description of his years teaching in New York City's public schools. Spoken/read by the author hmself in his wonderful accent. Loved listening to him tell his story.

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