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'Tis: A Memoir
'Tis A Memoir
Author: Frank McCourt
Continues the sometimes harrowing tale of the author's youth as he immigrates from Ireland to the United States, joins the Army, goes to college, and begins building a life.
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ISBN-13: 9780684865744
ISBN-10: 0684865742
Publication Date: 8/28/2000
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 328 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed 'Tis: A Memoir on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I read this one after being so moved by his first book, Angela's Ashes. I was disappointed in this one. It's nice to know how things turned out for Mr. McCourt, though.
reviewed 'Tis: A Memoir on + 39 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Frank McCourt taught English at my high school in NYC while I was a student there - kind, kind soul. So I'm biased - this is great reading. (People keep gifting me copies of his books, knowing the conenction, so I have this one to pass along.)
reviewed 'Tis: A Memoir on + 186 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I liked this better than Angela's Ashes. The same characters figure in, but the story is even more compelling.
reviewed 'Tis: A Memoir on + 43 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
After Angela Ashes I was really excited to continue with his memiors. However, I was disappointed with this one. It seemed to go on and on and he took a bunch of stories of his life and threw them together to create a book.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed finding out what happend to this Irish immigrent after he got to America. It is the sequal to Angela's Ashes
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spiritedbabe59 avatar reviewed 'Tis: A Memoir on + 106 more book reviews
Ironically, I finished the day after Frank McCourt left us. RIP Mr. McCourt. I can't imagine not hearing this tale from anyone other than the author. No one else could deliver his cadence and humor nearly as well. This is a warm, funny, sad, triumphant tale of McCourt's life when he comes to New York as an adult.
reviewed 'Tis: A Memoir on + 3 more book reviews
Good story, well told.
reviewed 'Tis: A Memoir on + 3 more book reviews
Just like Angela's ashes, it will bring tears and laughter. I still haven't figured out the part about his eyes.
joegrownup avatar reviewed 'Tis: A Memoir on + 4 more book reviews
This gets 4 1/2 simply because it wasn't quite as riveting as ANGELA'S ASHES. Nevertheless, McCourt was a master storyteller. RIP Frank.
stopstoregirl avatar reviewed 'Tis: A Memoir on + 14 more book reviews
Not as compelling as his first memoir, Angela's Ashes, but still a great follow up. Masterful storyteller.
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Another fabulous memoire from Frank McCourt.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed 'Tis: A Memoir on + 1375 more book reviews
Continuing the saga of Frank McCourt's life, 'Tis recounts his coming to America. While not as good as Angela's Ashes, it's still worth reading.


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