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Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
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Feb 03, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010-books-read, favorites, audiobook

This is an autobiography from Frank McCourt about his childhood growing up in a poor, Irish Catholic family in Limerick, Ireland.

I loved this book. Had I known it would be this good I would have read it years ago (I read the first page or two once). What made this even better is it was an audio version read by the author. He's a great storyteller and having him read this gave it so much more character. What a tough childhood he had. It's surprising he was able to make most of his story so humorous. I'm very curious about his other books now as well. This was a lucky find as far as audiobooks go. Highly recommended. Did I mention you should get the audiobook??

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Quotes Karen Liked

Frank McCourt
“He says, you have to study and learn so that you can make up your own mind about history and everything else but you can’t make up an empty mind. Stock your mind, stock your mind. You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

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