Singing My Him Song

Singing My Him Song

Large Print - 2000
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"All of us are scarred, but some go to extremes in the quest for the happy childhood they never had."

Malachy McCourt -- actor, gadfly, and raconteur -- grew up amid death, squalor, and abuse in the lanes of Limerick, Ireland. When he came to America as a young man, he brought a gargantuan appetite for what life had to offer -- and an equal drive to forget what it had delivered to him thus far. Now McCourt tells us the rest of his story: how he got from there to here, how he went from living the headlong and heedless life of a worldclass drunk to becoming a sober, loving father and grandfather, still happily married after thirty-five years. Bawdy and funny, naked and moving, told in the same inimitable voice that left readers all over the world wondering what happened next, Malachy McCourt's Singing My Him Song tells as honest and entertaining a story as anyone could hope for.

Publisher: New York : HarperLarge Print, c2000
Edition: First Harper Large Print edition
ISBN: 9780060197216
Characteristics: 290 pages (large print) ;,24 cm.


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Mar 20, 2008

This memoir would appeal most to those who lived through the 60's and are familiar with the people and events of that time. McCourt's life is fascinating although difficult. He deals with his problems and mistakes honestly and by the end of the book and near the end of his lifespan he does come to some sense of peace about his life and his past.

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