Jul 19, 2009

RIP Author Frank McCourt

"People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless loquacious father; the pious defeated mother moaning by the fire; pompous priests, bullying schoolmasters; the English and all the terrible things they did to us for 800 long years."--Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes

Time.com has a wonderful article about Frank McCourt. While his childhood was miserable, he overcame it, and that's the lesson to remember. I think his book was such a success because he shared his soul, painful as his memories were. When an author puts so much of himself into his work it shows and people can relate. I know Angela's Ashes touched my heart.

Blessings to the McCourt family in their time of loss.