J. R. Moehringer
Moehringer was born in New York City and was raised by a single mother in Manhasset, New York, and, later, Scottsdale, Arizona and graduated from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale in 1982. He graduated from Yale University in 1986.
Moehringer began his journalism career as a news assistant at The New York Times
Moehringer's memoir The Tender Bar was published in 2005. It details his childhood through his early twenties. Moehringer's memoir recounts his coming of age experiences at a local bar, Dickens (later renamed Publicans), which served as a sanctuary from his chaotic family life. After retired tennis star Andre Agassi read The Tender Bar, he asked Moehringer to collaborate with him on his own memoir; the result, Open, was published in 2009.
Moehringer wrote an article for L.A. Times Magazine about on a homeless man who says he's Bob Satterfield, which was adapted in 2007 to become the film Resurrecting the Champ. The film, directed by Rod Lurie, stars Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, and Alan Alda.
Moehringer currently lives in Denver, Colorado, and is unmarried.
- 1997, Literary Award, PEN Center USA West.
- 1997, Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
- 2000, Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.
- Moehringer, J.R. Sutton. New York: Hyperion, 2012.
- Moehringer, J.R. The Tender Bar: A Memoir. New York: Hyperion, 2005. ISBN 1-4013-0064-2, ISBN 978-1401300647.
- Susan King (2007-08-20). "Boxer's tale lands back in the ring". Los Angeles Times.com. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
- "The Pulitzer Prizes". Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- McGrath, Charles (2009-11-12). "A Team, but Watch How You Put It". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
- J.R. Moehringer (1997-05-04). "RESURRECTING THE CHAMP". Los Angeles Times.com. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
- J.R. Moehringer biography - Pulitzer Board
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