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 Posted: Mon Jul 20th, 2009 04:51 pm
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One of my all time favorite authors..coming from poverty myself, I felt his writings truly captured all the struggles..and the simple joys of a childhood without "stuff". http://news.aol.com/article/frank-mccourt-dies/578119

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 Posted: Tue Jul 21st, 2009 12:35 am
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McCourt was a wonderful writer. I listened to Angela's Ashes on audio and Frank McCourt was the narrator. His accent only added to the realism of his book. His was a childhood of poverty and hardship, but he wrote with such warmth and humor that we all could relate to his childhood experiences and laugh and cry with him. He will be missed.



 Posted: Sat Jul 25th, 2009 07:51 pm
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I somehow missed that he died.  Angela's Ashes is a favorite book.  Think I will read it again this week.

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"Tis" is also quite good if you haven't already read it.



 Posted: Sun Jul 26th, 2009 12:51 pm
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RIP Mr McCourt



 Posted: Sun Jul 26th, 2009 06:25 pm
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A friend of mine had him as an English teacher in New York. He said the last day of school the class bought him a bottle of Irish Whiskey and put it on his desk. He opened it and took a drink. My friend said he was the best instructor he ever had .



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that's a great story and testament to his lasting effect on those who knew him, and his work.



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My friend told me the story when the book came out.  When he talked about McCourt there was a tone of real respect in his voice. 

As I always say You never know your influence as a teacher.   



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