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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.

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.

Critic Reviews

  • 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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Frank McCourt is an entertaining writer and reader

Listening to McCourt makes me want to write! This is a great follow-up to his other memoirs. One of the memoirs I've most enjoyed listening to since he's an engaging narrator, as well. If you enjoyed his other books, you will enjoy this one. I feel like it's a real bonus to get to listen to an author read his own work.

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I could listen to this man talk forever. Endless stories and beautiful lilting voice. As soon as it was over I went straight to the beginning again. Wonderful, <3