Angela's Ashes: A Memoir (CD-Audio)

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    Frank McCourt Frank McCourt was for many years a writing teacher at Stuyvesant High School and performed with his brother Malachy in A Couple of Blaguards, a musical review about their irish youth. He lives in New York City.
    "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.

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    ISBN 9780743550925
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
    Format CD-Audio
    Publisher Date 2005-11-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Simon & Schuster
    Copyright Year 1997
    Height 6.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Memoir
    Volume Number 12
    Edition Detail Unabridged
    Audience General/trade
    Authors McCourt, Frank
    Dimensions 7.45x5.55x1.20

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      This is the most moving, interesting, personal story which could only be read by the author Frank McCourt! His voice is incredible! I actually first listened to it loaned by the library. I HAD TO buy it for an Irish friend...

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