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Teacher Man Audiobook

Teacher Man

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2005 Green Peril Corp.; (P)2005 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

  • 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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    Sher from Provo Utah 10-25-10
    Sher from Provo Utah 10-25-10 Member Since 2015

    Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.

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    "A Master 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David New York, NY, United States 01-29-09
    David New York, NY, United States 01-29-09 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent for anyone"

    teachar or not -- you will love this book whether you are a teacher or not.

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    Dale Harned, KY, USA 12-20-07
    Dale Harned, KY, USA 12-20-07
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    "Great Listen"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 10-15-07
    Karen 10-15-07
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    "another teacher"

    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...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Louisville, KY, USA 07-19-06
    Judith Louisville, KY, USA 07-19-06
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    "A bit whiny"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Misty Portland, OR, USA 06-30-06
    Misty Portland, OR, USA 06-30-06
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    "Where's the Teaching?"

    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?

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Shoova Northeast Ohio 07-29-16
    Shoova Northeast Ohio 07-29-16 Member Since 2016

    Shoova T. W.

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    "Fantastic!"

    Once again, Frank McCourt grants us a deep and enriching view of his experiences, perceptions and insight. On a personal level, I took away a vast collection of ideas and a new philosophy regarding how to fully partake and utilize my life.

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    "New perspective..."

    To all of my many teachers...thank you. And thanks to Mr. McCourt for giving me a new appreciation for teachers everywhere. Wonderful, quirky story.

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    Lindie 06-17-16
    Lindie 06-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So glad I listened to this book."

    I've been on a Frank McCourt-marathon. I listened to Angela's Ashes, 'Tis and Teacher Man consecutively. There is something deeply satisfying about following McCourt from his childhood to the end of his teaching career. It gives one a rounded sense of the man - from a deprived child to an uncertain adult who nevertheless has life, beauty and creativity brimming inside him. Well worth the journey, and I'm so glad to have rounded it off with Teacher Man.

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    Tim 03-23-16
    Tim 03-23-16 Member Since 2016

    Songwriter, online investor. Retired.

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    "True to the Finish"
    Would you listen to Teacher Man again? Why?

    Well done Frank. Yes, starting today. It's been awhile. Recommended to teachers everywhere.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Frank. 15 times.


    Have you listened to any of Frank McCourt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, looking forward to A' Ashes.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    First Paragraph.


    Any additional comments?

    Lots a fun, very funny from start to finish. Will miss McCourt, sad to hear he passed.

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