Dan Rattiner to Read from Fourth Memoir at BookHampton This Weekend

Dan's Papers founder Dan Rattiner.
Dan's Papers founder Dan Rattiner, Photo: Oliver Peterson

BookHampton stores will host Dan Rattiner this weekend for two readings from the newest addition to his series of memoirs.

In the Hamptons 4ever: Mostly True Tales from the East End marks the fourth book in Rattiner’s In the Hamptons series.

Rattiner has been the creator, founder, editor and president of Dan’s Papers for more than 55 years. Described as a master story-teller, he provides colorful detail and dialogue for his readers’ enjoyment.

In its first appearance, Rattiner’s series received praise from Edward Albee, Alec Baldwin and Barbara Goldsmith, among others, as well as an enthusiastic review from The New York Times.

The first reading will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, July 31, at BookHampton in Southampton (16 Hampton Road) and will feature the chapter “Lions Will Kill all the Deer in the Hamptons,” the story of a Sagaponack billionaire who works to solve the deer overpopulation dilemma by importing a pride of 12 lions from South Africa to aid in the deer’s extermination. During the long weekend the lions are here, the population is strongly advised to remain indoors.

The second reading is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, at BookHampton in East Hampton (41 Main Street). It will showcase the chapter “Hampton Subway, Built in the 1920s, Found Underground Here,” which recounts in vast detail who built it, why it remained unopened, and how it was rediscovered in 2008 and refurbished into the thriving transportation system it is today.

Book signings will follow both readings.

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