Singing My Him SongLarge Print - 2000
"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.