Author(s): Frank McCourt
This is the third memoir from the author of the huge international bestsellers "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis". In "Teacher Man", Frank McCourt details his illustrious, amusing, and sometimes rather bumpy long years as an English teacher in the public high schools of New York City! Frank McCourt arrived in New York as a young, impoverished and idealistic Irish boy - but one who crucially had an American passport, having been born in Brooklyn. He didn't know what he wanted except to stop being hungry and to better himself. On the subway, he watched students carrying books. He saw how they read and underlined and wrote things in the margin and he liked the look of this very much. He joined the New York Public Library and every night when he came back from his hotel work, he would sit up reading the great novels. Building his confidence and his determination, he talked his way into NYU and gained a literature degree and so began a teaching career that was to last 30 years, working in New York's public high schools. First published 2005; this edition with PS section 2006.
Frank McCourt's first book, 'Angela's Ashes', won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He taught in various New York City high schools and in city colleges. His sequel to 'Angela's Ashes', "Tis', continued its predecessor's huge success. He lives with his wife in New York.