▶ "We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely."; "They all went into the bar business. Which was a mistake, because they began to sip at the merchandise and it set them back, set us all back. Well, them more than I."; "The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice."; "The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher."; "My childhood here... was very limited. So it was a long, long time before I actually went out to Brooklyn."; …
"I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book."; "I just have to proceed as usual. No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book."; "Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow."; "First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family."
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Tell me what you know about Francis "Frank" McCourt (August 19, 1930 â July 19, 2009), the Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prizeâwinning writer, best known as the author of Angela's Ashes, an award-winning, tragicomic memoir of the misery and squalor of his childhood.