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'Tis by Frank McCourt
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Sep 04, 2008

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bookshelves: memoirs, books-in-a-series
Recommended for: Not sure
Read in November, 2009 , read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** Sequel to Angela's Ashes. In Angela's Ashes I really felt sorry for the mother and all her children in their poverty and bad luck. In this book Frank heads to America and tries to make a better life for himself. He has a tough time but finally does manage to get a college degree with the GI BIll (tough to do when you never graduated from high school). Despite better circumstances in New York verses Ireland he still struggles and drinks way too much. I kind of hoped he would not drink so much due to the way his father wasted so much money drinking. I was pretty angry that he arrived hung-over for his first day of teaching. Over time, he did become a better teacher but I wish he didn't drink so much. Finally, I did not like the mother in this book at all - she just complained about everything when I felt she should have been more thankful for her sons' better lives. I have requested "Teacher Man" from the library that that I can learn more about Frank McCourt's life.

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