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Singing My Him Song
Singing My Him Song
Author: Malachy McCourt
Malachy McCourt -- actor, gadfly, and raconteur -- grew up amid death, squalor, and abuse in the lanes of Limerick, Ireland. When he came to America as a young man, he brought a gargantuan appetite for what life had to offer -- and an equal drive to forget what it had delivered to him thus far.Through his internationally bestselling memoir A ...  more », millions of fascinated readers followed McCourt in his twenties, as he caroused his way all over the world, becoming a familiar face in movies and television, in New York and Hollywood, and in bars from Paris to Calcutta.Now, McCourt tells us the rest of his story: how he got from there to here, how he went from living the headlong and heedless life of a world-class drunk to becoming a sober, loving father and grandfather, still happily married after thirty-five years. We meet the woman who stood by his side all those years, watch as they build a family together, and listen as McCourt pursues a career of surprising successes and comic missteps.Bawdy and funny, naked and moving, told in the same inimitable voice that left readers all over the world wondering what happened next, Malachy McCourt's Singing My Him Song tells as honest and entertaining a story as anyone could hope for.Read by the author.
ISBN-13: 9780694522958
ISBN-10: 0694522953
Publication Date: 10/1/2000
Edition: Abridged
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4.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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I read this book because I've read all the books by the author's brother, Frank McCourt. Unfortunately, Malachy McCourt's storytelling ability doesn't even compare to his brother's. Half the time I felt he was name-dropping and the other just plain out bragging. I didn't finish it because I really didn't see the point. He had a chance I suppose to make it about he overcame alcoholism, but that was lost in all the random stories about his movies and T.V. shows, escapades with celebrities, and neglecting his wife and family. I wouldn't bother with this book... reread Angela's Ashes instead!
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