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.
Why You Should Download This Audiobook: Frank McCourt's nostalgic journey into his thirty years as a high school teacher is truly inspiring. Not only are we treated to Mr. McCourt's wonderful narration, a feeling of warmth fills the listener as we think of our own favorite teachers who inspired us to learn more, do more, to top even our highest expectations. Teacher Man is more than a memoir; it's a valentine.
Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Biography/Memoir
"Should be mandatory reading for every teacher in America. And it wouldn't hurt some politicians to read it, too." (Publishers Weekly)
"Teacher Man is an irresistible valedictory, about a man finding his voice in the classroom, on the page and in his soul." (The New York Times)
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