The Tender Bar Analysis

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Vivek Wadhwa once said, “What you want in a mentor is someone who truly cares for you and who will look after your interests and not just their own. When you do come across the right person to mentor you, start by showing them the time they spend with you is worthwhile.” All people throughout their lives have some sort of an influence, whether it’s a positive or a negative one. While some people are cursed with mentors that teach them nothing but lousy things, others are lucky enough to say that they truly had a good influence from the start. In The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer and Bossypants by Tina Fey, both J.R. and Tina describe their upbringings and how different people from various parts of their lives had huge effects on the successful people they are today. Those who mentored J.R. and Tina were shown in positive light, and they definitely found a way to leave a mark on the people that they loved most in very sound ways. Both authors were able to express their feelings and…show more content…
Moehringer, and Bossypants, by Tina Fey, were mostly positive people, and the portrayal of mentors was mainly positive in both of the novels. Both authors clearly demonstrated just how important their mentors were to them and how much they really impacted in their lives. By describing their physical appearances and manners, actions and dialogue, and their attachment to the mentors and their overall relations, Tina Fey and J.R. Moehringer pulled together wonderful arguments on just how important mentors are to a person and how they can be found in many different people. Although it is evident that mentors sometimes provide negativity in one’s life, some mentors that you’d never expect to help you will end up being the people to pull you out of the gutter when you find yourself in the dirt. From the darkest of days to the finest hours, mentors are everywhere, and if one looks hard enough to find them, they will find amazing people to look up
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