Wednesday, May 9, 2007

"The Tender Bar" is a Bestseller in Germany

The New York Times has an interview with J.R. Moehringer, the author of the "beery" memoir The Tender Bar (Readers Roundtable March 2007 book). Moehringer is asked why his book, set mostly in Long Island, New York, has become a such big seller in Germany of all places, and he gamely comes up with some pretty plausible explanations.
BIG IN BERLIN: J. R. Moehringer’s memoir The Tender Bar (2005), about how the author, as a boy, found a family of sorts in a Long Island saloon, was a best seller in the States — it spent four weeks on our hardcover list and seven more in paperback. Interestingly, the book has found an enthusiastic audience as well in Germany, where it was recently No. 3 on Der Spiegel’s best-seller list. Link to article.

Author Photo: Marion Ettinger/Hyperion

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