More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.
This is Dan Rattiner’s fourth collection of essays about the fishermen, farmers, celebrities, billionaires, and artists who live, work, and play in the Hamptons. As the founder and publisher of Dan’s Papers, a weekly community newspaper, Rattiner knows the Hamptons backwards and forwards, and stories of his encounters on the South Fork of Long Island give readers a greater understanding of how this community has changed over the years and the major figures who have shepherded these changes along.
In addition to well-known faces such as Dr. Oz and billionaires like Ira Rennert and his wifewho built the second-largest private home in Americayou’ll also read about motel owners, art gallery owners, an ad salesman for Dan’s Papers, and a philanthropist who at one time had nearly a dozen historical buildings on her $100 million property in East Hampton. The book also provides some of the hoaxes and tall tales that the author has fabricated over the years to entertain the readers of Dan’s Papers, including the moving radar tower at Montauk, the great Ecuadorian eel attack, and the Hamptons subway.
“Dan’s book, as does his newspaper, creates a chronicle of the women and men who have chosen to live in this magical place over these different decades, so one gets a very personal picture of how it was and is. Dan’s seen it all and isn’t keeping it under his very real hat.” from the Foreword by Barbara L. Goldsmith
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
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About the Author
Dan Rattiner is an award-winning writer and the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the free newspaper he founded in 1960 when he was twenty years old. He is the author of many books, including In the Hamptons Too: Further Encounters with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities and Still in the Hamptons: More Tales of the Rich, the Famous, and the Rest of Us, both also published by SUNY Press, and In the Hamptons: My Fifty Years with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities. He lives on Long Island.
Table of Contents
by Barbara L. Goldsmith
Sea Fair Week
THE MacKENSIE SEAGULL WHISTLE AD
Adelaide de Menil
POLLOCK MASTERPIECE IS FOUND IN SAG HARBOR
House on Stilts
John and Chris Lyons
The 300 Pound Naked Lady
RADAR TOWER A MONTAUK MOVES
Shoerham and IBM
The Time Capsule
Roberts French Ice Cream
The Hamptons: Behind the Scenes
Town Pond and The Bonackers
The Great Ecuadorian Eel
The Ira Rennerts
HAMPTON SUBWAY, BUILT IN 1920s FOUND UNDERGROUND HERE
Barack Obama and Tim Bishop
LIONS WILL KILL ALL DEER IN THE HAMPTONS