A Monk Swimming: a Memoir

By: McCourt, Malachy

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Malachy McCourt, brother of Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes, 'Tis) has written this memoir telling his own story of leaving his childhood of poverty in Limerick, Ireland, and heading for the promise of America. Armed with a wild humor and gift for storytelling, he ran from memories of a drunken, vanished father and the humiliations of Angela, his mother. He carved a place for himself in New York as the first celebrity bartender; on stage, performing works of James Joyce, and on television, where the tales he spun made him a Tonight Show regular. Darkly funny, shockingly raw, and everywhere making the English language do tricks the British never intended, Malachy McCourt, a true original, tells his story with passion, wit, irreverence, and charm. 290 pages; the very bottom right corner is turned up a bit. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: A Monk Swimming: a Memoir

Author: McCourt, Malachy

Categories: General,

Edition: Eighth Printing

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Hyperion Books: 1998

ISBN: 0786884142

ISBN 13: 9780786884148

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 001359

Keywords: IRISH AMERICANS NEW YORK,