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J.R. Moehringer grew up captivated by a
voice. It was the voice of his father, a New
York City disc jockey who vanished before
J.R. spoke his first word. Sitting on the
stoop, pressing an ear to the radio, J.R.
would strain to hear in that plummy baritone
the secrets of masculinity and identity.
Though J.R.'s mother was his world, his
rock, he craved something more, something
faintly and hauntingly audible only in The
At eight years old, suddenly unable to find The Voice on the radio, J.R. turned in desperation to the bar on the corner, where he found a rousing chorus of new voices. Cops and poets, bookies and soldiers, movie stars and stumblebums, all sorts of men...
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