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'Tis [sound recording] : [a memoir]
Frank McCourt
Adult Fiction E184.I6 M118 1999b

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From Publishers' Weekly:

The appeal of McCourt as a reader of his own memoirs (Angela's Ashes flourished commercially on audio, in both abridged and unabridged formats) lies in his ability to express a sustained sense of wonder at the world around him. Also, his brogue is classic, an Irish species unto itself. Here he takes up where he left off in his last book, arriving in America. He is first guided by an Irish bartender who tells him to go to the New York Public Library and read Samuel Johnson. Thus assimilated, he becomes a supply clerk for the army, stationed in postwar Germany, then a warehouse laborer living in a rooming house, before earning a college degree at NYU and settling down as a teacher at a rowdy vocational high school in Staten Island. Along the way come romance and immigrant's-eye life observations aplenty, and a growing sense of knowingness develops even as McCourt's hopes are dashed against disillusions. Simultaneous release with the Scribner hardcover. Also available unabridged and on CD. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

So what happened after McCourt arrived in America? He was saved by a wayward priest, joined the Democratic party, got accepted by New York University though he had no high school diploma, ended up as a schoolteacher, and finally wrote one of the biggest nonfiction best sellers of all time. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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