'Angela's Ashes' Author Frank McCourt Dies at 78
Frank McCourt, the Irish-American author of the acclaimed memoir, "Angela's Ashes," has died at age 78. Read The Post's obituary by Matt Schudel here.
McCourt was in his mid-60s when he published "Angela's Ashes" in 1996, and it became a huge bestseller and an instant classic of the modern memoir.
He recounted his hard-luck Irish childhood, which was beset by horrific poverty, the deaths of three children in his family and the sorrows of drink. Yet, through it all, McCourt showed a resilient spirit and triumphed over the misery of his surroundings. His memoir is laced with wit, humor and deep human understanding and has touched and inspired millions of readers.
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