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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.
Frank McCourt is a great story teller; he pulls you into his story and tells us his life with wit, humor and no end of truth about the human condition.
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.
Love Frank McCourt. This one is a bit heavier and, if possible, more poignant than "Ashes" and "Tis." Gifted writer, he is.Published 9 days ago by Sandra
Not only did this book open my eyes to the problems teachers have with their students but also the teachers problems with the educational system and more. Read morePublished 17 days ago by L DEE CORDIER
A good read for every teacher. We never appreciate ourselves enough. Could see myself in this story...now that's a good writer.Published 18 days ago by Sandra Lentzl
I love this writer, and miss him already . I'd recommend this book to anyone, but read Angela's Ashes and Tis first. Once I started reading I just couldn't' t stop.Published 20 days ago by Cheryl Alley
I could listen to Frank McCourt read a recipe. This is a must listen to ANY teacher. Inspirational and FUNNY!Published 24 days ago by karen s
Best book on teaching ever written Should be written by would be teachers a nd all teachers.Because of his background Frank has cut through the hype that both he and I had to... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Tom
I love everything Frank McCourt every wrote...he is (was) a terrific writer...Published 1 month ago by Wattsan
I would like to take this time to remember a teacher that I never had, but that inspired me to want to teach others and continue to try and write my own book.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary Schmidt