Friday, July 17, 2009

Frank McCourt, My Heart Goes Out to You

I needed to share this.
Frank McCourt is gravely ill with meningitis and is unlikely to survive, the author's brother said Thursday.
Frank McCourt has always held a special place in my heart for being one of my favorite authors, along with Victor Hugo and Edgar Allen Poe. His books have kept me company on several occasions when I felt crestfallen. Reading this news article recently left me dispirited.
"He is not expected to live," said McCourt, himself an author and performer.
If ever I was taught anything by Frank McCourt, it was to learn to accept misfortunes in life (and enjoy the less unfortunate moments). I hope he survives through this troubling affliction, even if the chances are slim. I don't care how cliche this next comment may sound, but Frank McCourt is one of the reasons I enjoy writing and sharing my experiences with others.

Thank you for sharing your life with the rest of the world, Teacher Man.


  1. Sad news indeed, I'm not familiar with his work, but I'll keep an eye out.

    Hope he pulls through in any case.


  2. His works include: Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, and Teacher Man.

    I hope so as well.

  3. Correction. I do know his work.