'Tis: A Memoir
- Author: Frank McCourt
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Published: March 2009
- ISBN-10: 0743581520
- ISBN-13: 9780743581523
- Format: Audio/CD
- Size: 5 X 1 X 6
- Weight: 0.4 lbs.
- Copyright: 1999
- Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Our Price: $14.99
Presented on 6 CDs/ Run time: 6.5 hours; Abridged.
McCourt's entertaining 'Tis, a sequel to Angela's Ashes, recounts candidly, and with humor where appropriate, his return to the United States alone and broke at age 19; work on the New York docks; induction into the Army, etc. In fleet words, he evokes eccentrics and heroes: tough longshoremen; sassy students; a nudist beatnik roommate; a stoic fiance who put up with his beer binges; a towel-stingy landlord; and his feisty mother, Angela, now a minor player. This abridgment engages the listener with diversity but fewer emotional tugs than the first memoir. In both books McCourt uses no quotation marks for the many brief talks that propel his anecdotes a print disadvantage. On tape, his soothing voice, with a slight brogue, modulates to indicate each speech an audio advantage. McCourt enthusiasts who reject a condensation of 367 pages can anticipate a promised unabridged version. Meanwhile, this lively program is a likely winner for popular libraries. Gordon Blackwell, Eastchester, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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