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Kingdom of the Kid

Posted on 14 August 2014

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A photo of the author by Bill Hayword

Geoff Gehman will read from and discuss his memoir, “The Kingdom of the Kid: Growing Up in the Long-Lost Hamptons” at the Wainscott Chapel on August 17.

The memoir depicts his childhood growing up on the South Fork in the late 1960s to early ’70s, when the East End was more of a middle-class paradise and the counterculture of the ’60s was at its peak. While Mr. Gehman only lived here for six short years, before being uprooted by his father, the effects were long-lasting. The memoir tells of his encounters with his literary role model Truman Capote, baseball hero Carl Yastrzemski, racecar champion Mark Donohue, famed architect Norman Jaffe, and many others.

Mr. Gehman, a former arts writer for The Morning Call in Allentown, currently lives in Pennsylvania.

The reading will begin at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (610) 462-1577 or e-mail


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