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Tis: A Memoir by Frank Mccourt
Tis: A Memoir

phertyl, June 1, 2006

I absolutely loved this book AND Frank McCourt. I am saddened at the way people had to live back in the 1930's because, in its own way, my childhood was just as miserable. There is nothing worse than being a 1950's bi-racial child, unless it's a bi-racial child who has a physically abusive mother, unless it's a bi-racial child who has an an abusive and morbidly obese mother that I used to sometimes tell people was my babysitter, unless it's a bi-racial child with an abusive, morbidly obese mother who is also being raised as a Jehovah's Witness. I understand what it means to be a victim of circumstances. I was the middle child and I bore my mother's pain, frustrations and disappointments in life. I do not know what it is like to feel loved by one's own mother, which in some ways makes my childhood even worse than Frank McCourt's. You get the sense that at least Frank's parents loved their kids. Anyway, great book but I do have to say that I think his brother, Malachy, is a better writer. Frank just knows how to minimize his pain.
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