Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rest In Peace, Frank McCourt

August 19, 1930-July 19, 2009.


Renee Thompson said...

I have a fun Frank McCourt anecdote, which I recently posted on my blog:

I've always had a little crush on Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes. I read yesterday that he's in a New York hospice and not expected to live. This is distressing news, as he's one of my favorite writers (Larry McMurtry is another, and I've got a crush on him too). A few years ago, I had a chance to hear Frank McCourt speak in Sacramento (he was 76 at the time). Afterward, I waited in a long line to have my book signed, and when my turn came, I said, "Thank you for coming to Sacramento to speak to us, Mr. McCourt."

Pen in hand, he paused, glanced up, and grinned. "What choice did I have?"

Even now I laugh, thinking of it.

The Rejection Queen said...

He was brilliant. Too bad I will not be able to meet him now :(