Frank McCourt, dead at 78 July 19, 2009 / 2 Comments May he rest in peace. The Washington Post has a report. Category : The LeadTags : Books Comment Policy Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted. We also ask that you limit your comments to no more than four comments per story per day. 2 Comments Chris B July 19, 2009 I loved his writings, and his honesty. [Chris, next time sign your full name – eds.] Peter Pearson July 20, 2009 Mr. McCourt’s books helped me to understand my Irish Catholic upbringing and even sent me on a pilgrimage to Limerick, McCourt’s and my great grandfather’s Irish home. He captured many experiences which I had thought were entirely unique to my immediate family and it was a relief to realize it wasn’t just us! For his life and talents, I am grateful. Comments are closed.