“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.”~ Frank McCourt.
This is really an impressing book. I liked Frank McCourt’s way of writing. He will bring us inside the story. It is always entertaining and also humorous.
‘Angela’s Ashes’ is an autobiographical book. The story of his miserable childhood. Angela is his mother, and the name of the book was came from the ashes which fall from his mother’s cigarette and ashes of the fireplace she stares at. It depicts darkness, weakness, lifelessness which actually describes McCourt’s life. His painful story of poverty, his irresponsible alcoholic father with the “odd manner”. It is a sad memoir, of his poverty stricken and depressed family and childhood. How he managed to survive this and helped in supporting his family. And atlast how he managed to build up his career and have a successful life.
It will be on of the best non-fiction book I have ever read. Very deep touching story❣
🌟Pulitizer Prize winning book