Stock Image

The Tender Bar

Moehringer, J. R.

ISBN 10: 0340895063 / ISBN 13: 9780340895061
Published by Hyperion, 2005, 2005
Used Condition: Fair
From Better World Books: West (Reno, NV, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 14, 2016

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 5.91 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86565169

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Tender Bar

Publisher: Hyperion, 2005

Publication Date: 2005

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: Advance Reading Copy.

About this title

Synopsis:

JR Moehringer grew up listening for a voice, the voice of his missing father, a disc jockey who disappeared before JR spoke his first words. As a boy, JR would press his ear to a battered clock radio, straining to hear in that resonant voice the secrets of identity and masculinity. When the voice disappeared, JR found new voices in the bar on the corner. A grand old New York saloon, the bar was a sanctuary for all sorts of men-cops and poets, actors and lawyers, gamblers and stumblebums. The flamboyant characters along the bar taught JR, tended him, and provided a kind of fatherhood by committee. The bar became a way station-from JR's entrance to Yale, where he floundered as a scholarship student; to Lord & Taylor, where he spent a humbling stint peddling housewares; to the "New York Times", where he became a faulty cog in a vast machine. The bar offered shelter from failure, from rejection, and eventually from reality, until at last the bar turned JR away. An evocative portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man, "The Tender Bar" is also a touching depiction of how some men remain lost boys.

Review:

'It's a terrific memoir - funny, poignant, and amazing. J.R. Moehringer drew me in and made me want to know everything ...' -- Elaine Petrocelli, Book Passage 'Simply a wonderful book about a heaven of a life that had everything going against it except intense love ...' -- James Salter, author of BURNING THE DAYS 'THE TENDER BAR will make you thirsty for that life - its camaraderie, its hilarity, its seductive, dangerous wisdom.' -- Richard Russo, author of EMPIRE FALLS '... wild events and rich characters. It is a very human book ...' -- Paul Haskins, Village Books

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Better World Books is proud to deliver not only great books, but also quality
customer service. If you are not satisfied with your order, please do not
hesitate to contact us. Abebooks will provide you with our contact information
after you place your order. We will get back to you as soon as possible to
resolve any order issues to your satisfaction.

Every purchase you make from BWB benefits one of our world literacy partners. To
date, Better World Books has pledged over $1,000,000 to literacy p...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

All orders ship out within 1-2 business days. Over 2 million satisfied customers and growing!

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express