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The Tender Bar

Posted on: September 13, 2010

I can’t find the words to describe this marvelous book. I thought Angela’s Ashes was my absolute favorite memoir until I read The Tender Bar. It’s witty, funny, sad, shocking and inspiring. I’ve only visited a bar twice or so, and then only at the invitation of a friend. I had no idea what culture, friendship and family could blossom in a bar. However excessive the drinking got at times, I’m glad J.R. found men to mentor and love him. From Uncle Charlie to Steve to Fuckembabe, we encounter such colorful characters, but the writing is stupendous. I can’t praise this enough. I feel sad because the book ended so soon, but I’m sure to read it again and again.

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2 Responses to "The Tender Bar"

Sounds like a really good one!

It is, I’m reading it again!

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