Norfolk, VA, USA
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  • The Tender Bar

  • A Memoir
  • By: J.R. Moehringer
  • Narrated by: J.R. Moehringer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Torn between the stirring example of his mother and the lurid romance of the bar, J.R. tried to forge a self somewhere in the center. But when it was time for J.R. to leave home, the bar became an increasingly seductive sanctuary, a place to return and regroup during his picaresque journeys. Time and again, the bar offered shelter from failure, rejection, heartbreak, and eventually from reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Deal and a Good Deal More

  • By Jim E on 09-15-05

Like having a beer with an old friend

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-10

This book was just a joy to listen to. We listened while we were painting our house, and it was like listening to a friend tell us a story.

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