A couple of weeks ago I finished “The Tender Bar” by J.R. Moehringer.
It is a memoir that Cam read as part of her book club. She thought I would enjoy it since it was a story about a kid growing up who wanted to be, and eventually ended up being, a writer. For those of you who don’t know me well, and for some of you who do, it has always been a dream of mine to be a writer. That’s one of the reasons i enjoy writing these posts, it gives me a chance to practice and explore different ways of writing.
In many ways it is a sad story with lots of struggles, disappointment and pain for a kid growing up. But his experiences and relationships growing up were very rich and interesting (although not always very emotionally and spiritually healthy). Early in the book J.R. got a job in a bookstore working for a couple of interesting characters, Bill and Bud. They loved books, didn’t appear to like people very much, but shared a lot of wisdom and knowledge and their love of books with J.R.
I enjoyed the book very much and definatelty recommend it. Check in to this site later this week and I’ll share one of my favorite passeges that give a glimpse into the insights of Bill and Bud.