A Conversation with Steven Gaines, Author of One of These Things First
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
for a hilarious, heartrending talk with Steven Gaines, author of One of
These Things First, a wry and poignant reminiscence of a 15-year-old gay
Jewish boy in Brooklyn in the early sixties. With a true gift for storytelling,
Gaines captures his childhood shtetl in Brooklyn life with all its dramas and
secrets, including a brilliant young psychiatrist who promises to cure him of
his homosexuality and give him the normalcy he longs for (spoiler alert: it
doesn’t work). Through it all, Gaines weaves a tale that delights and disturbs.
STEVEN GAINES is the bestselling author of Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons; The Sky’s the Limit: Passion and Property in Manhattan; The Love You Make: An Insider’s Story of the Beatles; and Simply Halston, the biography of the fashion designer, among other books. His journalism has appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Observer, the New York Times and New York magazine where he was a contributing editor for 12 years. The co-founder and past vice-chairman of the Hamptons International Film Festival, Gaines has lived on the east end of Long Island for more than 40 years. His critically acclaimed memoir One of These Things First is now out in paperback.
TICKET: $12/person (+ $1.50 fee)
TICKET + BOOK: $22 (+ $1.50 fee)