“Hilarious…. Lesser Lights is a charming memoir written from that place where art and fact commingle to produce a swift, rollicking read.” The East Hampton Star
“Lesser Lights is very funny. There’s also an exquisitely fine sense of a special place and time.”—Phillip Lopate
I love time travel stories—and this book offers a trip back to a time and place that seems almost like science-fiction today. Wonderful characters, great surprises, and a sly sense of humor that kept me eagerly turning the pages.” —R.L. Stine, author Goosebumps and Fear Street
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In this second collection of memoirs, award-winning author Sandy McIntosh, continues his coming of age story set in the early 1970’s in Long Island’s famous Hamptons arts colony. Included are tales of wild adventures in filmmaking with Norman Mailer and Ilya Bolotowsky; the communist influence on the work of the writers and painters; as well as encounters with Truman Capote, Jean Stafford, P. G. Wodehouse, and others. Here also are intimate portraits of a young poet named Robert, son of a 1940’s minor movie star, which are at times hilarious, brooding and touching—yet always engaging, revealing and true.