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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.
I love everything Frank McCourt every wrote...he is (was) a terrific writer...Published 8 days 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 14 days ago by Mary Schmidt
An interesting look at a different life and how to connect with studentsPublished 22 days ago by Betty Brockhaus
Read all of Frank McCourt's books more than once. What a life this guy had! Funny, Sad, heartwarming all at once. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of my favorite books. McCourt is funny, humble, and honest in all his unsureness and intentions (even when they clash with what happened). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Azzia Walker
I enjoyed Teacher Man immensely, it reminded me very much, sometimes painfully, of my own early days in teaching. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alan
Frank McCourt talks about how there is a struggle to teach all students equally. He attempted to teach the students that are in his classroom so that they all are able to pick up... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zanah