Books

Bergen, Clinton, BookHampton When Candice Bergen’s memoir “Knock Wood” came out in 1984, being chased by a young Jack Nicholson in “Carnal Knowledge” may still have been relatively fresh in the actress’s mind,...

Richard Ravitch, Johnny Carson, and Roger Ailes found importance by being useful. The authors of new books about them will be honored at Authors Night, the annual fund-raiser for the East Hampton Library, on Aug. 9.
“Man on the Run” Tom Doyle Ballantine, $27 Rare is the artist whose cultural significance is such that a biography is devoted to a single decade in his or her life. But Paul McCartney, a popular-music phenomenon for a half-century...
“Unstill Life” Gabrielle Selz W.W. Norton, $26.95 Those looking for an absorbing beach read with substance will enjoy Gabrielle Selz’s memoir, “Unstill Life.” It is the story of Peter Selz and Thalia Cheronis Selz...
Don’t let the summertime eruption of author appearances put a crimp in your listening style, bibliophiles, just pull up a (preferably reserved) chair and take in the Amagansett Library’s answer to such a series, won’t you? It...

“I Pity the Poor Immigrant” Zachary Lazar Little, Brown, $25
The Fridays at Five author talks — a South Fork summer staple — start up again tomorrow at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. This year’s program begins with Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, both experienced journalists, speaking...
Fran Castan and Scott Chaskey will read from their work on Sunday afternoon as the Poetry Marathon opens its 20th season at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum on Bluff Road in Amagansett. Ms. Castan, who lives in Barnes Landing with her husband,...
Alex Russo, who drew graphic accounts of combat firsthand during World War II, and who was a member of Navy intelligence involved in the Normandy invasion and other landings, will read from his memoir, “Combat Artist: A Journey of Love and War...