Saturday, January 21, 2006

Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

Of course I was waiting for this book to come out. I read both of McCourt's other installments of his memoir, and my husband, David, and I heard him speak at an NCTE conference a few years back, so I heard every page in his own voice. His stories of teaching are typical and yet so colorful because of his flair for storytelling. I thought the book became repetitve in the middle, but the end is just lovely. A true commentary on the blessings of the writing life. And the last page, like the las page of Angela's Ashes, brings a smile of joy.

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