Malachy McCourt





Malachy McCourt

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in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
September 20, 1931

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Malachy Gerard McCourt is an Irish-American actor, writer and politician. He was the 2006 Green party candidate for governor in New York State, losing to the Democratic candidate Eliot Spitzer. He is the younger brother of Frank McCourt.

Malachy McCourt also wrote two memoirs titled A Monk Swimming and Singing my Him Song, detailing his life in Ireland and later return to the United States where despite limited education he operated a successful Manhattan tavern frequented by entertainment celebrities. He also authored a book on the history of the much loved Irish ballad "Danny Boy."


Average rating: 3.41 · 5,206 ratings · 387 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
A Monk Swimming
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 3,124 ratings — published 1998 — 17 editions
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Singing My Him Song
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 970 ratings — published 2000 — 20 editions
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Malachy McCourt's History o...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 514 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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The Claddagh Ring: Ireland'...
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 116 ratings3 editions
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Danny Boy: The Legend of th...
2.93 of 5 stars 2.93 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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Voices of Ireland: Classic ...
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Through Irish Eyes: A Visua...
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2013
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Der Junge aus Limerick. Jub...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2002
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Bush Lies in State
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2004
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Harold Be Thy Name: Lighthe...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2004
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“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
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“If you have one foot in the past and one foot in the future, you're pissing on the present.”
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“... look, lust, and leave, knowing I could never have one of them for myself.”
Malachy McCourt, A Monk Swimming

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