Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit, and its profound humanity. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. FrankMcCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece. FRANK McCOURT was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For many years ha was a writing teacher at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. He lives with his wife, Ellen, in New York City and Conneticut.