Often hilarious and some very moving stories of the encounters of one teacher with the "system" and with students both willing and unwilling to sit in class. Frank McCourt's Irish accent made listening a great experience. I will always remember the rabbi's son whose only desire was to become a farmer, and the black girl who discovered that she was good enough to go to college. If I was a teacher, I think I would add a lesson based on his class writing excuse notes for some of history's baddies. What's more: this is a book I'll want to hear all the way through more than once.
It's another book under my belt, but I wouldn't recommend this book I don't think.
Some of the stories he told about his relationship with certain students were pretty funny.
Yes, very slow....kind of boring.
I am sure he was an interesting man to know, but the book was pretty boring.
the story, the autor's warmness, the details and frank mc court's humor, I like very much to find a whole epoque in an interessting life
well frank mc court's previous books like angela's ashes
yes, angela's ashes, which i did like so much, that i continued with teacher man
yes, his first lesson when he ate the flying sandwich
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Once again, Frank McCourt takes his listener through his life adventures, this time focusing on his years as a teacher. This is a lighthearted story with a ton of laughs. It is one that I can listen to over and over again. I loved it.
How anyone can go through life never having read Frank McCourts books is beyond me. What's even better than reading his novels is listening to them! Frank McCourt's Limerick accent adds just that much more to his stories! I loved Angela's Ashes, I fell in love with "'Tis" and no surprise, I love "Teacher Man" as well.
Well spoken, even with the accent. Just didn't find the subject material to be that riveting.
I kind of felt like I spent my time with an accomplished person as he discussed the unremarkable things he did before he became accomplished.
Biomedical entrepreneur. Lifelong Libertarian. Yoga enthusiast.
McCourt finally retired to write one book, then another, and then another. Each as good as the previous; all wonderful. I pray there's a fourth coming, then a fifth, and so forth.
In every book, there is a little vacation'
This book certainly has its dry spots. However, what I like most about Frank McCourt is the way he tells his story, --no holds barred, with all its sadnesses-- and remains able to write it from the inside out -- his inside, that is. I love his memoirs - they teach a hundred lessons about problem-solving, getting along, never giving up -- and putting one foot in front of another when confidence is '0' and life looks bleak. ..And yet -- it's entertaining! Bravo - again Mr. McCourt.
McCourt shows how good of a storyteller he is with this great account of his teaching career. Many authors do not make good narrators, but McCourt is an exception, providing life and his Irish brouge to the story. Highly recommended for any teachers, or anyone who has ever heard stories from teachers about what they put up with in the classroom.