Angela's Ashes

This week’s listening in the car on the way to work was Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes. His memoirs of his poverty-wracked childhood in Ireland are poignant and affecting, but still shine with his sense of humor and wry take on aspects of his family’s life together. The audio version is enhanced by McCourt’s still-strong Irish accent, which makes it a pleasure to listen to for the sound alone. Definitely worth a read if you’re interested in Ireland and its people or just enjoy a well-told story. I’ll be interested to see how the film version stacks up against the delightful prose. Postscript: Greg just pointed me to an interview with McCourt on one of the sites he maintains. Well worth reading.