4 thoughts on ““The happy childhood is hardly worth your while.” Frank McCourt

  1. I enjoy Frank McCourt’s books but not sure what he means by this? Maybe that a happy childhood would not bring out all that he shared in “Angela’s Ashes?” I am sure that he means this in a quirky way! Smiles, Robin


    • Maybe if your childhood is too happy you’ll be REALLY disappointed in your adulthood! I take it to mean that writers are shaped by their childhoods. Happy childhoods to some seem boring, I guess. But I’m not sure anyone really has one. We romanticize the past but childhood can be scary, depressing and brutal at times . . . it’s hard to write about being happy 🙂 Thanks for making me think about this a little more! have a great weekend.



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