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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood Paperback – 6 Dec 1999

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Flamingo; Film tie-in edition edition (6 Dec. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002571668
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002571661
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 14.6 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 407,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

frank mccourt has published just one book, Angela’s Ashes. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; it has sold 1.5 million copies in its Flamingo editions alone and tens of millions worldwide. For thirty years he taught in NYC schools, before, in his 60s, settling down to write his story.


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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8ca80e94) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
HASH(0x8c85b93c) out of 5 stars Anticlimactic 17 Jan. 2015
By K. Burns - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book started out with such promise. No promise for the author himself, as it is the most miserable autobiography, but promise of a gripping tale sure to leave the reader with a lasting impression. Spoiler alert. I cried, nearly sobbed, as three of McCourt's siblings passed away. I pounded my fist in the air as Malachy Sr. wasted another payday at the pub. I was left perplexed by a mother who seemed cowardly and indifferent to her children's suffering. A cry here, a walk for the dole there, but no strong will to spare her children shame.

I reflected on my own Irish heritage. My maternal line full of Irish suffering and finding a new life in America during the Great Famine. My own Irish grandfather's life a testament to the stereotype; drinking himself to death at barely 50. I have romanticized Ireland my whole life. I have always wanted to make a special trip to see the famed land my ancestors regrettably left. I have to admit, the romance has died after reading "Angela's Ashes". The book hardly finds one kind soul and more folklore and superstition than this American can handle. It is certainly not a book to boast about Irish hospitality or family.

Though I found disappointment in McCourt's Ireland, my biggest disappointment was the book itself. It is one of the most heartfelt reads I've come across in a long time, but the ending is anticlimactic. I kept drudging through the last 8 chapters or so where Frank has hit puberty and hit it rather hard in vivid detail. The second half of the book seems to be all about wanking; wanking in the fields, wanking in lavatories, wanking in parks. I kept thinking, if I could just get through, Angela is going to die, it's going to be sob-worthy, Frank is going to have some clear realization, and there will be a happy ending for him. There is a happy ending for him indeed. It just isn't the kind I expected. And what are Angela's "ashes" anyway?
HASH(0x8c85b990) out of 5 stars I saw the cover and wondered why the boy looked so sad and lonely.. 8 Aug. 2014
By Riverbank Books - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I will start by stating that I am not a big reader of non-fiction. The reason I read this book is because of the cover; I saw the cover and wondered why the boy looked so sad and lonely. This is one of the most depressing books I have ever read. Frank McCourt tells the story of his family with such heartbreaking reality but with a humorous side as well. It made me hug my children and be thankful for all we have. I couldn't put the book down until I found out what happened to the little boy on the cover. I even bought the sequel, Tis before I finished Angela's Ashes
HASH(0x8c85bdc8) out of 5 stars Wonderful Book! 7 July 2014
By Hermic - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a memoir written about a boy growing up impoverished in Ireland. His father is an alcoholic that can rarely find or keep work, his mother struggles to keep the family going. The way it is written describes the poverty they lived in without dwelling on it and "trying for sympathy". I think what I liked best about this book is the humor with which some stories are told-- through the eyes/mind/understanding of a child. It is a humorous, heartfelt recall of his growing up with all the hardships the family experienced.
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HASH(0x8cbad198) out of 5 stars Angela's Ashes 20 Sept. 2011
By Joy M. Peeler - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the second read for Angela's Ashes, it is a moving book about an immigrant family and the struggles ensued over the years. As I read the story, my mind begins thinking of my own mother's life as an immigrant and I plan to write a book about it.
Joy Peeler
HASH(0x8cbad1a4) out of 5 stars Five Stars 22 May 2015
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Great fun and thought provoking.
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