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J.R. Moehringer on Writing ‘The Tender Bar,’ the Art of Memoir, and His Career Writing for Newspapers

Moehringer touches on why he wrote the book, the significance of the bar Pelicans, and how it was received by the individuals featured

Los Angeles Premiere Of Amazon Studio’s “The Tender Bar” - Red Carpet Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images


Bryan is joined by journalist J.R. Moehringer to discuss his career working at The New York Times and Los Angeles Times before then discussing his memoir The Tender Bar. They touch on details of the memoir including Moehringer’s reason for writing the book, the significance of the bar Pelicans, and how it was received by the individuals featured.

Host: Bryan Curtis
Guest: J.R. Moehringer
Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes

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