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Teacher Man: A Memoir
Teacher Man A Memoir
Author: Frank McCourt
Nearly a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of sixty-six, he burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize -- winning memoir of his childhood in Limerick, Ireland. Then came 'Tis, his glorious account of his early years in New York. — Now, here at last, is McCourt's long-awaited book about ho...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743243773
ISBN-10: 0743243773
Publication Date: 11/15/2005
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 212 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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SouthWestZippy avatar reviewed Teacher Man: A Memoir on + 251 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I love teachers who think out of the box. What a unique man, he made his students stop and think in the moment and reach for a future. I love the Poems he used on High School students to make them reach into themselves and find a deeper meaning, like "Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn't know where to find them." The book was written in a down to earth, open and honest way.
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A long awaited book about how his 30 yr.teaching career shaped his second career as a writer of Angela's Ashes and Tis. A tribute to teachers everywhere featuring his irreverent wit and heartbreaking honesty. His unconventional methods leave a lasting impact on his students. Every bit as good as Angela's Ashes.
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Helpful Score: 3
Frank Mccourt's story continues as he relates his experiences as a teacher in New york City. If you have read his other two books, you don't want to miss this one.
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As a retired teacher who can recognize most of the students depicted in McCourt's Memoir, I found his book both delightful and heart wrenching. I also was impressed with some of the teaching techniques that he employed-ones not found in a college education course. The reader also learns something about McCourt as a man as well as a teacher. I liked this book very much.
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I read bits and pieces (too close to the end of the school year for this teacher to tolerate large doses of student-teacher interplay), it's interesting that he always maintained self-doubt about his teaching abilities, which is probably a sign of a good teacher.
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This book was as good as "Angela's Ashes"! I could not put it down.
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This is the 3rd of Frank McCourt's life story. The first was "Tis", which was a remarkable book. I enjoyed this one as much as the first.
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What a delightful read! Frank McCourt exhibits a wonderfully humorous view of teaching high school students with the humor extending to himself (the teacher). He includes many stories and incidents about himself, teaching, students and the classroom. I really like his style of writing. Found myself chuckling out loud as I read Teacher Man. Excellent read.