Sunday, July 19, 2009

Frank McCourt is Gone

Frank McCourt, the brilliant author of "Angela's Ashes", has died. This book was his memoir of a dismal, poverty-stricken, Irish Catholic childhood. It was published when McCourt was 66 year old - after decades of teaching English in NYC schools. It's an unforgettable true story written with amazing grace and humor. What a journey this man's life was.

5 comments:

Chris Kearin said...

In the '90s when I worked in a bookstore we were fortunate to be able to host Frank twice for readings and book signings. All the people waiting on line wanted to speak to him personally, of course, and he was very gentle and patient with everyone. When he read aloud he had everyone roaring with laughter.

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Avenir labs said...

He was very brilliant author and English teacher in high school.

Tech said...

May he rest in peace.