Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J.R. Moehringer
J.R.'s dad leaves early on in J.R.'s life. His dad is a radio DJ, so J.R. spends hours listening to his dad's voice, but never actually sees him in real life. He longs for a father, and finds the male companionship and guidance he needs in the guys who hang out at the local bar.
My favorite part of this book is when J.R. gets a job as a teenager at a bookstore, and two of his co-workers load him up on books that he needs to read.
This is a complex, multi-layered story that is funny, sad, and inspiring. If you have a father, ever wanted a father, wanted something else from your father that you didn't get.....or if you ever lacked confidence....or ever wished for more community, then you'll find something in this book.
Posted by Elaine at 9:20 PM