Steven Gaines is the author of 12 books, including 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 "Fool's Paradise: Players, Poseurs and the Culture of Excess in South Beach". His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Observer, New York Magazine and the New York Times.
In this conversation, Steven reflects on his colorful life as an author and investigative journalist. He talks about why he stopped writing unauthorized biographies, and his dramatic exit from New York after writing a thinly veiled roman a clef about Studio 54. Also tune in to hear how he thinks the Hamptons has changed since 'Philistines' was published in 1998, and what we need to do to save it.
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