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"Long before it legally served me, the bar saved me," asserts J.R. Moehringer, and his compelling memoir The Tender Bar is the story of how and why. A Pulitzer-Prize winning writer for the Los Angeles Times, Moehringer grew up fatherless in pub-heavy Manhasset, New York, in a ramshackle house crammed with cousins and ruled by an eccentric, unkind grandfather.Desperate for a paternal figure, he turns first to his father, a DJ whom he can only access via the radio (Moehringer calls him The Voice and pictures him as "talking smoke"). When The Voice suddenly disappears from the airwaves, Moehringer turns to his hairless Uncle Charlie, and subsequently, Uncle Charlie's place of employment--a bar called Dickens that soon takes center stage. While Moehringer may occasionally resort to an overwrought metaphor (the footsteps of his family sound like "storm troopers on stilts"), his writing moves at a quick clip and his tale of a dysfunctional but tightly knit community is warmly told. "While I fear that we're drawn to what abandons us, and to what seems most likely to abandon us, in the end I believe we're defined by what embraces us," Moehringer says, and his story makes us believe it. --Brangien Davis

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In the rich tradition of bestselling memoirs, "The Tender Bar" is by turns riveting, moving, and achingly funny--an evocative portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man. Abridged. 5 CDs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401384838
Author:
Moehringer, J. R.
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
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Author
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Regional Subjects - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Audio
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.86x5.26x.77 in. .34 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , In the rich tradition of bestselling memoirs, "The Tender Bar" is by turns riveting, moving, and achingly funny--an evocative portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man. Abridged. 5 CDs.
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