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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.
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 3 days ago by Zanah
Compared to Angela's ashes this book shows nothing new. Frank Mc Court repeats the same facts over and over and although he writes very fluently, the book becomes rather boring in... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Frank McCourt is a superb storyteller and this book is another example of that. The author is honest, insightful and laugh out loud hilarious throughout. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jane Austen
Musings but not riveting...It was recommended to me because I was a teacher. I relate to alot of his feelings, but expected more in the way of a story line and theme tying things... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Adams
After reading McCourt's Angela's Ashes and Tis: A Memoir, this was "required reading" for me, to know the rest of the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mkc