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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,184 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank McCourt Narrator: Frank McCourt Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nearly a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of 66, 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 audiobook about how his thirty-year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer. Teacher Man is also an urgent tribute to teachers everywhere. In bold and spirited prose featuring his irreverent wit and heartbreaking honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faces in public high schools around New York City.

Teacher Man shows McCourt developing his unparalleled ability to tell a great story as he works to gain the attention and respect of unruly, hormonally-charged or indifferent adolescents. McCourt's rocky marriage, his failed attempt to get a Ph.D. at Trinity College, Dublin, and his repeated firings due to his propensity to talk back to his superiors ironically lead him to New York's most prestigious school, Stuyvesant High School, where he finally finds a place and a voice.

For McCourt, storytelling itself is the source of salvation and in Teacher Man the journey to redemption -- and literary fame -- is an exhilarating adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Frank McCourt has done it again....Teacher Man is an irresistible valedictory, about a man finding his voice in the classroom, on the page, and in his soul.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A beguiling, moving story…McCourt describes the teacher we all wish we’d had.”

    Washington Post

  • “An enthralling work of autobiographical storytelling.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “As good as writing gets about teaching and learning.”

    USA Today

  • “A brilliantly funny, poignant, brilliant hoot of a book.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa Kasso | 2/19/2014

    " Definitely a negative portrayal of teaching and education, but unfortunately it's the reality of many teachers. He is a classic burned out teacher. So very sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Grace | 2/14/2014

    " Inspiring story of his teaching experience. I loved his books so much, I managed to get a signed copy of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Felice | 2/1/2014

    " Hysterical. He's a master story-teller. And, that's what this is, a story. That's it. Get to know the man who is worth knowing . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melanie | 1/24/2014

    " My parents gave this book to me when I was midway through being a teacher with the Teach for America program. Although McCourt's experience was not contemporaneous to this day, the themes and encounters he experienced in the classroom rang true for me. A great book. "

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