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Author Talk – As the Winds Change

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome author Christie Leigh Babirad as she discusses her novel As the Winds Change. If you were given one more chance to talk with someone who passed away, what would you do? What would you say? When April Miller’s estranged childhood best friend, Johnny, is killed in a car accident, April is confronted with his spirit as she’s heading to work one day, making the phrase, “It’s never too late,” all the more poignant.

SAT June 29th

1-2:30 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-as-the-winds-change-tickets-58873813160

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Author Talk: Jeffrey Sussman, “Boxing & The Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science”

Author Talk and Signing, Jeffrey Sussman “Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science”

In Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science, Jeffrey Sussman tells the story of the coercive and criminal underside of boxing, covering nearly the entire twentieth century. He profiles some of its most infamous characters, such as Owney Madden, Frankie Carbo, and Frank Palermo, and details many of the fixed matches in boxing’s storied history. In addition, Sussman examines the influence of the mob on legendary boxers—including Primo Carnera, Sugar Ray Robinson, Max Baer, Carmen Basilio, Sonny Liston, and Jake LaMotta—and whether they caved to the mobsters’ threats or refused to throw their fights.

Boxing and the Mob is the first book to cover a century of fixed fights, paid-off referees, greedy managers, misused boxers, and the mobsters who controlled it all. True crime and the world of boxing are intertwined with absorbing detail in this notorious piece of American history. (provided by Publisher)

Jeffrey Sussman is the author of thirteen nonfiction books, as well as numerous articles and short stories about boxing. He is a regular writer for the premier boxing website www.boxing.com and the author of Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing (2016) and Rocky Graziano: Fists, Fame, and Fortune (2018), both published by Rowman & Littlefield. Sussman is the president of a public relations and marketing firm based in New York City

SAT June 8th
1-2:30 PM
register at The Adult Reference Desk, or call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or register at Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-jeffrey-sussman-boxing-and-the-mob-the-notorious-history-of-the-sweet-science-tickets-58144663253

Author Talk: Genie Chipps Henderson, “A Day Like Any Other”

The once-scenic Dutch elm–lined main streets of the Hamptons serve as both a reminder of a more genteel time and an omen of things to come in Henderson’s keenly observed and skillfully structured historical novel. The dark cloud on the horizon is the Great New England Hurricane, which will devastate the island on September 21, 1938. The story opens on that ominous morning, then jumps back to June, when wealthy Manhattanites decamp to their summer homes and the locals grudgingly welcome their primary source of income. As Henderson subtly and cleverly ratchets up the suspense, she presents a richly textured exploration of class and society filtered through the lenses of several characters whose lives are thrown off course.

Join author Genie Chipps Henderson for an author talk and book signing in our Baldwin Family Lecture Room discussing her novel.

2/16    1-3 PM

register

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-a-day-like-any-other-by-genie-chipps-henderson-tickets-52501703007

Author Talk – On Color, David Scott Kastan

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome author David Scott Kastan to discuss his book On Color. Our lives are saturated by color. We live in a world of vivid colors, and color marks our psychological and social existence. But for all color’s inescapability, we don’t know much about it. Now authors David Scott Kastan and Stephen Farthing offer a fresh and imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing and least understood aspects of everyday experience.

Sat, September 29, 2018

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-discussion-signing-on-color-david-scott-kastan-tickets-48043641826

Author Discussion – Sinatra!

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome author and music critic, Will Friedwald, as he discusses and signs copies of the latest edition of his book, Sinatra! The Song Is You: A Singer’s Art. He has written for newspapers that include the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Village Voice, Newsday, New York Observer, and New York Sun. Mr. Friedwald will be interviewed by Bill Boggs. Boggs was host of Midday Live on WNEW-TV (now WNYW) from 1975 to 1986, as well as ‘Saturday Morning Live’ on WNEW TV. Mr. Boggs will facilitate his talk by interviewing him and interacting with his own insights into Frank Sinatra.

Sat, July 28, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-discussion-sinatra-tickets-47387730979

The Rise of Rocky Graziano

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Author Talk – Rocky Graziano: Fists, Fame, and Fortune

Join the East Hampton Library as he discusses his newest book, Rocky Graziano: Fists, Fame, and Fortune. In the book, Jeffrey Sussman tells the rags-to-riches story of Tommy Rocco Barbella, who came to be known as Rocky Graziano. The first biography of Graziano in over 60 years, this book will bring his story to a new generation of boxing fans and sports historians.

4/21 Sat

1-3 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-rocky-graziano-fists-fame-and-fortune-tickets-42058566304

Author Talk – Sag Harbor: 100 Years of Film in the Village

On December 16, 2016, the beloved Sag Harbor Cinema burned down. The 1936 Art Deco Theater may have been the latest in a long line of Sag Harbor movie houses, but it was not the first. In her new book Sag Harbor: 100 Years of Film in the Village, author and journalist Annette Hinkle pays tribute not only to the recently lost art-house cinema but also to all the movie houses that preceded it. An homage to a century of celluloid on Main Street, the book traces film history from the era of the silents to the Sag Harbor Cinema’s nearly four-decade tenure as the last independent, single screen theater in the Hamptons.

12/2 SAT

3 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-sag-harbor-100-years-of-film-in-the-village-tickets-38089508746

Author Talk. “The Fifth Trimester” Lauren Smith Brody

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome author Lauren Smith Brody for a talk and book signing for her bestselling book The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby, which was published this spring by Doubleday. Lauren Smith Brody is the founder of The Fifth Trimester, a movement and business to revolutionize workplace culture for new parents. Prior to launching T5T, Lauren was the executive editor of Glamour magazine. She and her husband live in NYC with their two sons.

10/28

1-3 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-the-fifth-trimester-tickets-37887529621

 

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