"A magical gift for storytelling... a book that stands with The Liars' Club by Mary Karr and Andre Aciman's Out of Egypt as a classic modern memoir...stunning... Angela's Ashes is so good it deserves a sequel." -MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he's done. With Angela's Ashes, McCourt proves himself one of the very best." -MALCOLM JONES, JR., NEWSWEEK
"Angela's Ashes contains some of the loveliest language I've ever read. It is both hilarious and utterly heartbreaking....McCourt has an astonishing gift for remembering the details of his childhood. And for writing." -DEIRDRE DONOHUE, USA TODAY
Frank McCourt was for many years a writing teacher at Stuyvesant High School and performed with his brother Malachy in A Couple of Blaguards, a musical revue about their Irish youth. He lives in New York City.