Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.
Being a high school teacher myself, I found this book to be funny and heartwarming. It hit close to home, and I found myself commiserating with McCourt in many circumstances. He dignifies the profession of teaching, and makes me proud to be a teacher.
As a school teacher, I found this book excellent. Even if I wasn't in the school business his style and self deprecating sense of humor makes an excellent book.
This past summer I heard the author speak at a teachers' convention...I had to get the book. It is his narration that I enjoyed so much. After spending the majority of my adult life in the English classroom, his students, situations, administration, and frustrations came to life in a memorable and humorous way...(and believe me, it isn't often humorous at the time)...thanks to the author for the laughs and the tears...
I still love Frank McCourt's reading, but he seems to have found a forum for complaining in this book...I don't feel any sense of direction, we move back and forward in time, but through it all he has a lot to gripe about. In Angela's Ashes especially there was no hint of this. I do appreciate that he sheds light on how demanding a profession teaching is. Having trouble getting through the book because often I don't want to listen to his negativity.
I love Frank McCourt, and I love that he reads his own work--it comes alive in a different way. I felt like Frank was just sitting me down and chatting the whole length of the book. I wish there were more teachable moments discussed. It felt like it was more about his struggle to become a teacher, a couple hilarious stories about his first year, and then his opinions about education today. What happened in those other 30 years of teaching, Frank?
Wow. What an amazing book!
Teacher Man was Frank McCourt's last of his three books and I usually dont say this, but I am sad that I dont have another book of his to read.
McCourt is the heroine of the every day man (or woman)! He proves that no matter what one does in their lives, there is a story to tell. This is exactly what he is telling his students by the end of the book. Stories are found all around us, even if you feel that nothing "special" happens in your life. BS.
I also loved how Frank wrote about being a teacher. It was so beautiful!
I also listened to this book and the book is narrated by the author, Frank McCourt. His Irish accented voice emerges me into the story completely!
I LOVE Frank McCourt!!!
I sincerely wish I could have met this man. The content of his book was warm, educational and humorous .
This book has good narration but the story is boring and repetitive. I've listened to the other by frank and Angela's ashes was depressing and Tis was better.