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release date: May 25, 1999
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.

“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.”

So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank’s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank’s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy—exasperating, irresponsible, and beguiling—does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father’s tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies.

Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank’s survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig’s head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors—yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness.

Angela’s Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt’s astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.
release date: Sep 19, 2006
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Teacher Man: A Memoir
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, mega-bestselling author who wore his celebrity with extraordinary grace comes a magnificently appealing book about teaching and about how one great storyteller found his voice.

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 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 compelling honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faced in the classroom. Teacher Man shows McCourt developing his unparalleled ability to tell a great story as, five days a week, five periods per day, he worked to gain the attention and respect of unruly, hormonally charged or indifferent adolescents.

For McCourt, storytelling itself is the source of salvation, and in Teacher Man the journey to redemption -- and literary fame -- is an exhilarating adventure.
release date: Aug 28, 2000
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'Tis: A Memoir
A #1 New York Times bestseller and the eagerly anticipated sequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning Angela’s Ashes, this masterpiece from Frank McCourt tells of his American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur.

Frank McCourt’s glorious childhood memoir, Angela’s Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape.

And now we have ’Tis, the story of Frank’s American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this “classless country,” and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank’s incomparable voice—his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue—that renders these experiences spellbinding.

When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should “stick to their own kind” once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach—and to write—that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela’s Ashes comes of age.

As Malcolm Jones said in his Newsweek review of Angela’s Ashes, “It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best.” Frank McCourt's ’Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.
release date: May 06, 2011
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101 Curling Excuses
Arm yourself with the tools you need to survive the curling season. The ideal gift for curlers of all levels and all ages! The perfect bonspiel prize! Get it for your teammates, get it for your skip! Don't let your friends or family face the ice without it! It all started one cold, dark, wintry night in the northern reaches of Canada. Indoors on a sheet of ice 146 feet long and 14 feet wide were 16 granite rocks and two teams of four players each. The sport of the great white north ... CURLING ... David and Frank met on the curling ice in Canada. Yup, that was the birthplace of 101 Excuses. Here’s how it started. Curling is a sport that requires extraordinary teamwork and skill in order to be played well. Being the ultimate team sport, it’s also a very social game. One of the first things you notice when you take up curling is that no matter what happens on the ice, it’s not your fault. It could be the broom's fault, the rock, the ice, whatever, but "excuses" are flying around all over the place. Suddenly it came to them. Someone needed to assemble these excuses in order to arm curlers, both new and experienced, with the tools they need to survive the curling season. David and Frank got to work. Of course, the two of them had plenty of excuses as to why they couldn't do the book, but in the end they realized it was their mission. The rest, my friends, is history.
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release date: Jun 16, 2013
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A Couple of Blaguards
This two-man show is a bubbling stew of humor with a dash of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. A grand crowd pleaser whenever performed, the Blaguards is a story of immigration, triumph over hardship and the love of a family.
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release date: Jan 19, 2020
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'Tis: A Memoir by McCourt, Frank (1999) Hardcover
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release date: Nov 01, 2000
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The Angela's Ashes/'Tis Boxed Set
Quite possibly the most perfect holiday gift -- a beautiful boxed collection of two prizewinning, perennial bestselling modern classics: Angela's Ashes and 'Tis. With almost 8 million copies of Frank McCourt's books in print, fans just can't get enough of their favorite author. From the heartwrenchi
release date: Mar 03, 1999
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Las cenizas de Ángela
En cada pagina abunda el incomparable sentido del humor y la compasion de Frank McCourt. Con todas las cualidades de una obra clasica, "Las cenizas de Angela" esta ahora disponible en edicion rustica en espanol. Esta autobiografia ganadora del Premio Pulitzer y de gran exito de ventas internatcional trasciende las fronteras culturales y linguisticas con su narracion sobre la infancia, la pobreza y las relaciones familiares.
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release date: Jan 19, 2020
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release date: Jan 19, 2020
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Angela's Ashes (AUDIO CASSETTE) by Frank McCourt (1997-10-01)
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