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The Tender Bar:
A Memoir

By J.R. Moehringer

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ISBN 10: 0786888768

The bestselling memoir that captured the hearts of readers and critics nationwide is now available in paperback

In the tradition of This Boy?s Life and The Liar?s Club, J.R. Moehringer?s The Tender Bar is a raucous, poignant, luminously written memoir about a boy striving to become a man, and his romance with a bar. A national bestseller that was named one of the 100 Most Notable Books of 2005 by the New York Times, The Tender Bar will reach an even larger audience in paperback.


?The best memoirist of his kind since Mary Karr wrote The Liar?s Club.? –Janet Maslin, New York Times

“Heart-wrenchingly funny.? –Carol Memmott, USA Today

“Moehringer has crafted a yearning, lyrical account of his fatherless youth and the companionship he found as a boy among the Dickensian characters at a neighborhood bar.? —Los Angeles Times

“It?s a fierce and funny coming-of-age story about ambition and yearning and necessary betrayals . . . superb literary brew.? –Maureen Corrigan, NPR?s Fresh Air

“A beautiful, gravelly love letter.? –Jonathan Miles, New York Times Book Review

“The only thing wrong with this terrific debut is that there has to be a closing time.? –Malcolm Jones, Newsweek

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The Tender Bar:
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