Looking for a good winter read? Hamptonites have been very busy writing this year.
East Hampton author Linda Coleman’s debut memoir, Radical Descent: The Cultivation of an American Revolutionary has gone into its second round of printing with Pushcart Press. The memoir chronicles Coleman’s decision to join a revolutionary guerrilla cell in the 1970s, and follows her precipitous journey to a path of committed non-violence. Famed East End author Peter Matthiessen called it “A rare first-hand account by an active participant in the radical underground movements … distinguished by the courage and painful honesty so critical in a memoir of this kind.” Get it here!
Southampton’s Brooke Shields shares personal details of her tumultuous relationship with her mother in There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, her new autobiography. The memoir follows her first bestseller Down Came the Rain. Get it here!
Longtime Sag Harbor resident Ginger Alden has published a book about her experience dating and planning to marry Elvis Presley. Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley’s Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story (published in September, 2014), discusses how she met Elvis as a young girl, their reunion 15 years later and the relationship that followed. Get it here!
South Fork resident Kelly Klein, ex-wife of Southampton fashion designer Calvin Klein, appears in Palm Beach People, a new coffee-table book and “dazzling portrait and insider’s view of a fabled and exclusive resort community and its high-profile denizens” by society columnist Hilary Geary Ross and master photographer Harry Benson. Get it here!