Book Markers: 08.01.13

Local book news

Fortune in His Eyes
    It’s a long way from escorting Elizabeth Taylor at the Broadway opening of Richard Burton’s “Hamlet” to mediating a prison riot at Attica. But David Rothenberg has not only lived it but written a memoir about it. “Fortune in My Eyes,” from Applause Books, recounts how one of the more successful publicists in theater (later a producer) went on to accompany former Attorney General Ramsey Clark to investigate how Nicaragua’s Sandinista government was treating captured Contra rebels in the 1980s. Among much else in a varied career in civil rights.
    Mr. Rothenberg will discuss the book on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

Poems of Wellness, Fish of the Table
    The Poets of Well-Being will give a reading tomorrow at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. The group is made up of Maggie Bloomfield, Susan Grathwohl Dingle, and Nina Yavel, therapists who use poetry in their practices. Guest readers will also be on hand to share their own work.
    For Saturday, Dock to Dish, a community-supported fish cooperative in Montauk, has joined Canio’s in sponsoring a talk by Paul Greenberg about his book “Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food,” which was a New York Times notable book of the year in 2010. Starting at 5 p.m., Mr. Greenberg, inspired by Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” will talk about the four kinds of fish that dominate people’s menus — cod, salmon, sea bass, and tuna — along with overfishing, the farming of fish, and the entire process these fish go through to get to our dinner tables.