East Hampton Library’s annual Authors Night, drew celebrities and their fans for a good cause. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and literary luminaries signing copies of their books drew out the crowds despite the heat. Best of all, one hundred percent of the proceeds from each book sale go to the East Hampton Library, a nonprofit organization that receives more than half of its funding from private donations and events such as Authors Night. Under the air-conditioned tent, which did;t seem that cool, at 4 Maidstone Lane in East Hampton Village from 5–7:30 p.m. guests mixed and mingle, rubbing shoulders with celebrities with many of the authors guests of dinners held at private homes beginning at 8 p.m.
Founding Honorary Chair Alec Baldwin along with his Co-Chairs
Co-Chairs Christie Brinkley with her book Timeless Beauty
Dick Cavett had is books Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Highjinks.
Mary Higgins Clark with her new novel As Time Goes By.
and Dr. Ruth Wertheimer with Sex After 50 were all there.
Gwyneth Paltrow was the biggest draw with her book It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook. Grace Coddington former model and the creative director at large of American Vogue magazine showed up to say hi. See featured image.
Fern Mallis brings her knowledge of fashion to Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis. Mallis Mallis is credited as the creator of a centralized fashion week
Jeffrey Lyons had a new book out with What a Time It Was!: Leonard Lyons and the Golden Age of New York Nightlife. Lyons, is a notable film critic.
Marianne Williamson brought her brand of spirituality with Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment. In Tears to Triumph, she argues that we—as a culture and as individuals—have learned to avoid facing pain. By doing so, we are neglecting the spiritual work of healing.
Michael Weiss with his informative new book ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror. A revelatory look inside the world’s most dangerous terrorist group
Best-selling author Michael Gross turned his lens on fashion photographers in a dishy new book, Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers. Fans of his previous work will not be disappointed.