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'Tis : A Memoir
'Tis A Memoir
Author: Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Ra...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780684848785
ISBN-10: 0684848783
Publication Date: 9/21/1999
Pages: 367
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 358 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
I read this one after being so moved by his first book, Angela's Ashes. I was disappointed in this one. It's nice to know how things turned out for Mr. McCourt, though.
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Helpful Score: 4
Frank McCourt taught English at my high school in NYC while I was a student there - kind, kind soul. So I'm biased - this is great reading. (People keep gifting me copies of his books, knowing the conenction, so I have this one to pass along.)
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Helpful Score: 4
I liked this better than Angela's Ashes. The same characters figure in, but the story is even more compelling.
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Helpful Score: 3
After Angela Ashes I was really excited to continue with his memiors. However, I was disappointed with this one. It seemed to go on and on and he took a bunch of stories of his life and threw them together to create a book.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed finding out what happend to this Irish immigrent after he got to America. It is the sequal to Angela's Ashes
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spiritedbabe59 avatar reviewed 'Tis : A Memoir on + 106 more book reviews
Ironically, I finished the day after Frank McCourt left us. RIP Mr. McCourt. I can't imagine not hearing this tale from anyone other than the author. No one else could deliver his cadence and humor nearly as well. This is a warm, funny, sad, triumphant tale of McCourt's life when he comes to New York as an adult.
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Good story, well told.
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Just like Angela's ashes, it will bring tears and laughter. I still haven't figured out the part about his eyes.
joegrownup avatar reviewed 'Tis : A Memoir on + 4 more book reviews
This gets 4 1/2 simply because it wasn't quite as riveting as ANGELA'S ASHES. Nevertheless, McCourt was a master storyteller. RIP Frank.
stopstoregirl avatar reviewed 'Tis : A Memoir on + 14 more book reviews
Not as compelling as his first memoir, Angela's Ashes, but still a great follow up. Masterful storyteller.
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Another fabulous memoire from Frank McCourt.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed 'Tis : A Memoir on + 1439 more book reviews
Continuing the saga of Frank McCourt's life, 'Tis recounts his coming to America. While not as good as Angela's Ashes, it's still worth reading.