The Tender Bar A Memoir
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. 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. His mother was his world, his anchor, but he needed something else, something he couldn't name. It's an account of a clearly dysfunctional family. Life can be lonely and difficult. Moehringer's mother had walked away from his volatile, violent father, when J. Audio CD. —. "Long before it legally served me, the bar saved me," asserts J. The tender bar : a memoir Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. 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. R. was a baby, returning to live with her own apparently impoverished parents, in a.