Putting the Hurt on Trump

Harry Hurt III will sign copies of his eyebrow-raising exposé of personal, financial, and real estate development shenanigans

Over the summer The New York Times ran a piece about a rush by publishers to reissue books about Donald Trump, given his ascendancy to the Republican nomination for president. When it came to Harry Hurt III’s 1993 “Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump,” however, the original publisher, Norton, would have none of it.

This apparently led to a Kickstarter campaign to fund a self-publishing effort, but then it was Echo Point to the rescue, the results of which you can see for yourself on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Page restaurant at 63 Main Street in Sag Harbor (Mr. Hurt’s home village, naturally), where the author will sign copies of his eyebrow-raising exposé of personal, financial, and real estate development shenanigans. Reservations are being taken at hhurt3@aol.com.

Mr. Hurt is a former correspondent (Newsweek), columnist (The Times), and editor (Travel + Leisure Golf). Given that background, one might wonder if he won’t feel a touch of disappointment at the electoral loss of four years of entertaining press conferences and bluster at the hands of a President Trump. 

But that’s a question for another time — or for the 30 seconds while he scrawls his name in front of you.