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As he did so adroitly in his previous memoirs, Angela's Ashes and 'Tis, McCourt manages to uncover humor in nearly everything. He writes about hilarious misfires, as when he suggested (during his teacher's exam) that the students write a suicide note, as well as unorthodox assignments that turned into epiphanies for both teacher and students. A dazzling writer with a unique and compelling voice, McCourt describes the dignity and difficulties of a largely thankless profession with incisive, self-deprecating wit and uncommon perception. It may have taken him three decades to figure out how to be an effective teacher, but he ultimately saved his most valuable lesson for himself: how to be his own man. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I feel it is important for both teachers and students to read Mr. McCourt's Teacher Man.
Ireland is a place where people love stories, and anyone who's read "Angela's Ashes" and "Tis" knows that Frank McCourt can tell a great story.
Finally it feels great to know that there is someone who will tell it like it is when it comes to teaching.
Loved this book. As an English teacher myself, I found most times I could certainly understand what Mr. McCourt was going through. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Weston A. Kincade
McCourt delivers an enjoyable look at life with realistic and humble recollections of his life. He humorously reminds us of our experiences of school life from the other side of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hobbit Merritt
Very good. We have many teachers in our family an friends and his special involvement with students is appreciated.i would certainly rate it a 4 star.Published 1 month ago by P.V.
After being mesmerized by Angela's Ashes which took me straight into the heart of an Ireland I did not know anything about truthfully other than American generalizations brought to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by LitChick
McCourt has written a book that is simple and deeply touching. Having taught for 30plus years, I recognize many situations and student types in this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sue Watson
Excellent read....especially if you have had a teaching career. He had a wonderful experience with students and tells the stories in a captivating manner.Published 1 month ago by paddycake