’Tis by Frank McCourt audiobook

’Tis: A Memoir

By Frank McCourt
Read by Frank McCourt

Simon & Schuster Audio
14.10 Hours 1
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FROM THE PULIZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ANGELA'S ASHES Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album! Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen and gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him. He knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach that Frank finds his place in the world.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

FROM THE PULIZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ANGELA'S ASHES

Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!

Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape.
And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen and gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice that renders these experiences spellbinding.
When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him. He knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach that Frank finds his place in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

’Tis has those elements that made Angela’s Ashes such a success—the narrative brio, the fierce sympathy for human tie and torment, the intuitive feel for character, and above all the love of language.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
’Tis is the story of a man finding two great vocations—teaching and storytelling…a hard-nosed but lyrical conclusion to the story begun in Angela’s Ashes.Newsweek
’Tis is Grammy material, and a perfect example of how an author’s voice can enhance the written word.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“The appeal of McCourt as a reader of his own memoirs lies in his ability to express a sustained sense of wonder at the world around him.” Publishers Weekly
“Entertaining…In fleet words, he evokes eccentrics and heroes.” Library Journal
“The second installment in McCourt’s fluent and bewitchingly candid memoir will be eagerly embraced by a reading public madly in love with the first, the award-winning and bestselling Angela's Ashes. Here McCourt, still simultaneously voluble and precise, chronicles his return to New York, the city of his birth…Not to be missed.” Booklist
“The irrepressible McCourt’s follow-up memoir has the same driving rhythm, charm, and infectious humor that so captivated readers of the earlier installment…There’ s no denying McCourt’s engaging wit.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Frank McCourt

Author Bio: Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt (1930–2009) was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. He taught in New York City high schools for thirty years. His first book, Angela’s Ashes, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He won the prestigious Ellis Island Family Heritage Award and the John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education in 2006.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 14.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English