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Available at last in paperback is Frank McCourt's critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller about how his 30-year teaching career in the public schools of New York City shaped his second act as a writer.



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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, mega-bestselling author who wore his celebrity with extraordinary grace comes a magnificently appealing book about teaching and about how one great storyteller found his voice.

Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of sixty-six, 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 book 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 compelling honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faced in the classroom. Teacher Man shows McCourt developing his unparalleled ability to tell a great story as, five days a week, five periods per day, he worked to gain the attention and respect of unruly, hormonally charged or indifferent adolescents.

For McCourt, storytelling itself is the source of salvation, and in Teacher Man the journey to redemption -- and literary fame -- is an exhilarating adventure.



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Teacher Man is simply brilliant. -- Jeff Guin, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Teacher Man is, in fact, the best book in the trilogy, an enthralling work of autobiographical storytelling. -- Phillip Lopate, Los Angeles Times

A beguiling, moving story. . . . McCourt describes the teacher we all wish we'd had. -- Ron Charles, The Washington Post

A brilliantly funny, poignant, brilliant hoot of a book. -- Diane Roberts, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As good as writing gets about teaching and learning. -- Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY

Enthralling. -- Phillip Lopate, Los Angeles Times

Frank McCourt has done it again.... Teacher Man is an irresistible valedictory, about a man finding his voice in the classroom, on the page and in his soul. -- Ben Yagoda, The New York Times Book Review*

Full of gritty specifics, never preachy, often hilarious, McCourt's third book thrusts you right into the hormones-and-catcalls chaos of the classroom. . . . Along the way, we get the best self-portrait of a public school teacher ever written. -- Malcolm Jones, Newsweek
Dimensions (Overall): 8.52 Inches (H) x 5.58 Inches (W) x .68 Inches (D)
Weight: .54 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 258
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Educators
Publisher: Scribner
Format: Paperback
Author: Frank Mccourt
Language: English
Street Date: September 19, 2006
TCIN: 11815336
UPC: 9780743243780
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0978
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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