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ISBN: 0786888768
Author: J. R. Moehringer
Language: English
Publisher: Hachette Books (August 1, 2006)
Pages: 370
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.4
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A Conversation with . There had always been a bar on that corner, by one name or another, since the beginning of time, or the end of Prohibition, which were the same thing in my hard-drinking hometown-Manhasset, Long Island.

A Conversation with . In the 1940s the bar was a haven for soldiers coming home from the wars. In the 1950s the bar was a lounge for greasers and their poodle-skirted girlfriends.

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Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. It was the voice of his father, In the grand tradition of landmark memoirs - a classic American story of self-invention and escape, of the fierce love between a single mother and an only son, it's also a moving portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man, and an unforgettable depiction of how men remain, at heart, lost boys. Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. It was the voice of his father, a New York City disc jockey who vanished before . spoke his first word.

The tender bar : a memoir. Moehringer grew up listening for a voice: the sound of his missing father, a disc jockey who disappeared before . spoke his first words. As a boy, he would press his ear to a radio, straining to hear the keys to his own identity. His mother was his world, his anchor, but he needed something else, something he couldn't name. So he turned to the bar on the corner, a grand old New York saloon that was a sanctuary for all types of men-cops and poets, actors and lawyers, gamblers and stumblebums. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Moehringer's memoir, The Tender Bar, was published in 2005. After retired tennis star Andre Agassi read The Tender Bar, he asked Moehringer to collaborate with him on his own memoir

Moehringer's memoir, The Tender Bar, was published in 2005. It recounts his childhood through his early twenties and tells of his coming-of-age experiences at a local bar called Publicans (previously called Dickens, and subsequently renamed Edison's), which served as a sanctuary away from his chaotic family life. After retired tennis star Andre Agassi read The Tender Bar, he asked Moehringer to collaborate with him on his own memoir

Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. At eight years old, suddenly unable to find The Voice on the radio, . turned in desperation to the bar on the corner, where he found a rousing chorus of new voices

Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. Sitting on the stoop, pressing an ear to the radio, . would strain to hear in that plummy baritone the secrets of masculinity and identity. turned in desperation to the bar on the corner, where he found a rousing chorus of new voices. The alphas along the barincluding . s Uncle Charlie, a Humphrey Bogart look-alike; Colt, a Yogi Bear sound-alike; and Joey D, a softhearted brawlertook . to the beach, to ballgames, and ultimately into their circle.

There had always been a bar on that corner, by one name or another, since the beginning of time, or the end of Prohibition, which were the same thing in my hard-drinking hometown-Manhasset, Long Island

There had always been a bar on that corner, by one name or another, since the beginning of time, or the end of Prohibition, which were the same thing in my hard-drinking hometown-Manhasset, Long Island. In the 1950s the bar was a lounge for greasers and their poodle-skirted girlfriends

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The New York Times bestseller and one of the 100 Most Notable Books of 2005. In the tradition of This Boy's Life and The Liar's Club, a raucous, poignant, luminously written memoir about a boy striving to become a man, and his romance with a bar. J.R. Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. It was the voice of his father, a New York City disc jockey who vanished before J.R. spoke his first word. Sitting on the stoop, pressing an ear to the radio, J.R. would strain to hear in that plummy baritone the secrets of masculinity and identity. Though J.R.'s mother was his world, his rock, he craved something more, something faintly and hauntingly audible only in The Voice. At eight years old, suddenly unable to find The Voice on the radio, J.R. turned in desperation to the bar on the corner, where he found a rousing chorus of new voices. The alphas along the bar--including J.R.'s Uncle Charlie, a Humphrey Bogart look-alike; Colt, a Yogi Bear sound-alike; and Joey D, a softhearted brawler--took J.R. to the beach, to ballgames, and ultimately into their circle. They taught J.R., tended him, and provided a kind of fathering-by-committee. Torn between the stirring example of his mother and the lurid romance of the bar, J.R. tried to forge a self somewhere in the center. But when it was time for J.R. to leave home, the bar became an increasingly seductive sanctuary, a place to return and regroup during his picaresque journeys. Time and again the bar offered shelter from failure, rejection, heartbreak--and eventually from reality. In the grand tradition of landmark memoirs, The Tender Bar is suspenseful, wrenching, and achingly funny. A classic American story of self-invention and escape, of the fierce love between a single mother and an only son, it's also a moving portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man, and an unforgettable depiction of how men remain, at heart, lost boys.

Comments:

Mr.Twister
An engaging story of growing up in a turbulent time, with a loving hard working mother and several strong caring men of the local bar. Well written and honest, with heartfelt emotions associated with the young mans life experiences. Except for the epilogue, this could be any mans story of growing up, being influenced by the family and company of proud men. The child and young man without a father, in any community tavern, make a strong case for the character and strength of men, and a boy becoming a man. The story centers on a truly American bar and the cadre of folks that are regulars. The book also provides excellent insight on the roll of drinking and the implications associated with being a regular. This book feels very personal, and of the authors soul. Thank you JR.
Samuhn
His writing was fine, but the content was boring. JR had a difficult life growing up but he missed opportunities in his life.
He fills this book with characters who are interesting enough but once you get to know them, he repeats their appeal
throughout the book which is boring. The end is predictable but that was ok. Just to tedious to read.
Umor
This was my second time around The Tender Bar. JR Moehringer and I are like brothers from similar, but different mothers. My father left but after we had moved to Scottsdale. We moved from an Indian Bend ranch to an apartment next to the Grand Canal and so on. Even my 6th grade picture looks like the kid on the cover only I came along ten year's earlier. The similarities are haunting; even how we both physically cried over fathers that neither of us really knew. Hell yes, I recommend this book because I know how authentic it is.
Ydely
I've read this wonderful book twice. Many of us have started our adult lives working in bars and that drew me to read it the first time. I sent it to my writer/son as he started his first bartending job. And then read it again. Few books are better the second time. This one was. He speaks to all of us. Our foibles. Our short comings. Our insecurities. But mostly he speaks to the heart, about commitment, effort, failure, and over coming our own ideas of what the world has in store for us.
Malhala
This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Full disclosure: my entire family and best friends on earth spent many years at J.R.'s Tender Bar, and every single one of us who read his book have been mesmerized by his talent for spinning all of our tales. His journey through childhood failings and desires to his eventual bar stool in paradise is so touching and entertaining that everyone who shares in his masterful storytelling will feel as if they had been there too. The author's embodiment of everything he remembers lights each page with someone you want to be pals with as well. I promise you that this loving story of adoration will inspire all, and make them wish that they could remember everything that formed them into the accomplished person they became. J.R.. where are you now? Please bless us with a telling of your newest adventures!
Nalmergas
I cannot count how many people I have recommended this book to. It is a beautiful story of a young man that longed to fit in and feel loved in a difficult broken household.

The writing is my favorite part of this book. Moehringer's command of the English language is unmatchable by most authors. He kept me up late as I turned the pages, waiting to hear the ending of his first sexual conquest. His wide use of vocabulary kept me thinking and wanting to learn more. Finally, his ability to paint characters including his comical uncle Charley made my sides hurt as I laughed.

Read this book. It is fantastic. J.R. has had an incredible life that anyone should be able to connect with on some level. It changed my life for the better, and I loved every minute of it.
just one girl
This is a well written, unique and often poignant memoir by a former LA Times reporter. In a genre awash with repetitive books about recovering addicts, Moehringer chooses a much more original slant--the story of a man's relationship with a bar from the time he's a small boy until he reaches mature adulthood. Along the way, the men at Pubicans in Manhassett, New York educate him, offer him solace and encouragement and teach him how to steer his way through the uncertain waters of young manhood.

Using this hook, Moehringer introduces his readers to a wide variety of interesting characters ranging from Steve, the benevolent bar owner to Uncle Charlie, the bald bartender and bookmaker to Bob the Cop, Crazy Grandpa and The Voice, the radio presence of the author's absent father. This a cast of oddball people that would feel at home in a novel by Charles Dickens. Moehringer is above all a storyteller and his memoir is filled with wonderful stories. The author writes with clarity and compassion and I would highly recommend this book to book clubs looking for a good read that will spark discussion or any reader who just wants to know what it was like to grow up in a bar.

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