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.
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"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)
Absolutely! McCourt's Irish brogue and story-telling technique make this book, a collection of stories, perfect!
McCourt's struggles to become a certified teacher for the New York public schools! His eating one of the student's sandwiches in class was hilarious. There are so many funny anecdotes in this book......
I you are or ever have been a teacher or worked with teenagers, don't miss this book!
The narrarator really made the book interesting.
The stories of Frank's classroom experiences.
His true thoughts and feelings come through his voice.
It made me laugh.
I have enjoyed each of the Frank McCourt books. They are extra special because he is telling his own story and you can feel a connection with him. Well worth the time and cost for the entertainment.
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
i am very happy with your audio books. but the download is sometimes very difficult. it takes several hours on my iphone with wifi and sometimes it fails and i have to restart several times until i get the purchased audiobook
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.
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