NEW YORK - Frank McCourt, the beloved raconteur and former public school teacher who enjoyed post-retirement fame as the author of "Angela's Ashes," the Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of woe about his impoverished Irish childhood, died Sunday of cancer at age 78.
I read Teacher Man about a month ago. All his years of teaching creative writing in New York City schools...in the end, only one student challenged him to write a book. The last line of Teacher Man:
"Maybe I will."
I'm glad he did.