Who helped shape your life? Is who you are today genetic? Environmental? Or some combination of both? J.R. Moehringer looks for the answer to some of these questions in his memoir 'The Tender Bar'.
J.R. only knows his father as a disembodied voice on the radio. Growing up in small town Manhasset, New York, JR struggles with his identity. From a small town bar, the beach, Arizona, Yale, to the New York Times, J.R. Searches for himself.
The epilogue discusses September 11, 2001 and the attacks on the World Trade Center and the effects on the lives of the author and the other people in the book.
Overall an excellent story, well told and thought provoking.