Long Island Newsday story about Frank McCourt

I had my brief brush with the happy life and person of Frank McCourt when I worked on his brother Malachy McCourt’s 2006 Governor campaign. Also, my mother-in-law read Frank McCourt’s book “Teacher Man” and kept telling me that I would love it. Suppose it is time to pick it up.

Frank McCourt passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2009. He was 78 years old.

Turns out that Frank McCourt had a wonderful visit in Long Island years ago. Joye Browne wrote a great story about it in Newsday…

(excerpt from) Newsday
Lessons from Frank McCourt learned well in Bay Shore
by Joye Brown

The auditorium of Bay Shore High School was standing room only…

It was April 9, 1997 and “Angela’s Ashes” author Frank McCourt was waiting to address the school’s fifth annual Ethnic Pen student writing conference…

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