Teacher Man: A Memoir
by Frank Mccourt, a review from The Christian Science Monitor by Teresa Méndez.
"'Mr. McCourt, you're lucky. You had that miserable childhood so you have something to write about.' This from Jonathan, a student at Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School, to his creative writing teacher, Frank McCourt. As a writer, McCourt's miserable childhood has always been his good fortune. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Angela's Ashes, his 1996 memoir of privation, Catholicism, and alcoholism set in Ireland. The follow-up, 'Tis, plumbed some of the same territory through to its after affects. This time, though, that unhappy childhood mostly gets in the way." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.