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The Tender Bar: A Memoir

2006, J.R. Moehringer


John Joseph Moehringer (born December 7, 1964), known by his pen name J. R. Moehringer, is an American novelist and journalist. In 2000 he won the Pulitzer Prize for newspaper feature writing. He collaborated on the 2021 film adaptation of his memoir The Tender Bar (2005).

Moehringer was born in New York City and raised by a single mother in Manhasset, New York and Scottsdale, Arizona. He graduated from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale in 1982, and from Yale University in 1986.

He began his journalism career as a news assistant at The New York Times. In 1990 he moved to Breckenridge, Colorado where he worked at the Rocky Mountain News. In 1994 he became a reporter for the Orange County bureau of the Los Angeles Times.

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