Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer

Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer

An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of May 2019 A TIME Magazine Best Book of May 2019 A Cosmopolitan Best Book of May 2019 An Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Book of 2019 A gripping portrait of life in a Montauk summer house--a debut memoir of first love, identity and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family. They call Montauk the end of the world, a spit of land j An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of May 2019 A TIME Magazine Best Book of May 2019 A Cosmopolit...

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Title:Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer
Author:John Glynn
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Out East
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer Reviews

  • JanB
    May 22, 2019
    DNF'd at 25%. ...
  • Marialyce
    May 23, 2019
    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...
  • Hank Stuever
    Jun 28, 2019
    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...
  • Elissa Sweet
    Oct 12, 2018
    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...
  • Kristen Beverly
    Mar 02, 2019
    Such a fantastic read. As others are saying, it?s so much more than a book about coming out. It?s a book of self discovery and the anguish of feeling like you don?t quite fit in. I really, really enjoyed it and felt like I could relate to the story at different parts in my life. ...
  • Tina
    May 15, 2019
    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...
  • Evie
    Mar 08, 2019
    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...
  • Reed
    Jul 08, 2019
    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...
  • Lauren Archer
    Jun 18, 2019
    This was a fabulous memoir that tells the story of first loves, exploring their sexuality and having a great share house in Montauk in the summer of 2013. Very well written, considering Glynn is an editor for a publisher I would expect nothing less. I enjoyed his story telling about hi...
  • Sam
    May 17, 2019
    I loved this beautifully written coming-of-age story about a summer of self-discovery and a boozy share house. John's writing will put you on the beaches and in the bars of Montauk but also into his head as he navigates his way through falling in love for the first time with a man. OUT...
  • Katie McGuire
    Jun 23, 2019
    I love Montauk. I?ve been going out there for year-round day trips since my family moved out to the island when I was seven. It was a driving destination when you had nothing else to do on a Saturday night. I?ve spent a few fantastic weekends there (I have passed out while eating a...
  • Larry H
    Jun 07, 2019
    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...
  • Tyler Goodson
    Nov 03, 2018
    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...
  • Basic B's Guide
    May 08, 2019
    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...
  • Nick
    May 19, 2019
    ?I thought of all the selves I?d been, all the selves I would become. I would never return to Montauk as this person.? An authentically told narrative of friendship, love, and discovery ? set among the idyllic palette of a Montauk summer. Written with great humor, precise de...
  • Meg
    Apr 19, 2019
    Out East is a coming-of-age memoir about finding love and identity in the Hamptons party scene. Recent grad John Glynn joins a summer houseshare where his college friends and friends-of-friends will spend weekends in Montauk. The house, known as the Hive, quickly becomes the scene of f...
  • Peyton
    Jun 07, 2019
    When I die, I want to be buried with this book. I have a lot of feelings but not a lot of words for them right now. Might come back and leave a proper review later. Just know that I cried. ...
  • Lesley
    May 02, 2019
    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...
  • Kathy Changeux
    Jun 27, 2019
    I found this on a New Yorker list of books to read this summer. It was a fun read but I wish the editor had done a better job. The author?s overuse of brand names, ?The Hive,? and ?pregame? was cloying and distracting. ...
  • Christa
    Oct 18, 2018
    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...
  • Doug
    Jun 30, 2019
    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...
  • Billy
    Jan 25, 2019
    John Glynn has written a tender, wonderfully sensitive memoir of finding one?s authentic self amongst the crowd. When the ?fear of missing out? begins to mean more than just attending the right parties in the summer playground of Montauk, Glynn begins a path of self-discovery upo...
  • Lauren
    Jun 29, 2019
    I have a hard time giving this book 3 stars but I would say it falls between 3 and 4. I spent the majority of my day listening to it and pretty enthralled so giving it less than 4 stars doesn?t seem fair. What drew me to this book was my love of memoirs and of the Bravo show Summe...
  • Ellen Zegura
    Jun 01, 2019
    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...
  • Donna Hines
    Apr 19, 2019
    This was like a frat party turned drink fest turned sex fest for the ages. It was not my cup of tea for this woman who never drank, got stoned off her rump, or had wild nights as a mother of three teens. I pray I never have to experience this wildness with my teens as they are 18, 16...
  • Shira Selkovits
    May 13, 2019
    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...
  • Samuel Warren
    Feb 20, 2019
    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...
  • Elle Rudy
    May 30, 2019
    I don't like to not finish books, even if I skim or skip sections. But yeah this wasn't for me. I got about halfway through before throwing in the towel. To be fair to the author, I won't leave a rating. There's nothing wrong with his writing. John Glynn seems like a nice guy. The s...
  • The Lexington Bookie
    Apr 19, 2019
    Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing this eARC in exchange for an honest review. While perusing NetGalley, the cover of Out East caught my attention, and I decided to look into the book. After reading the description- a memoir of the author's summertime ...
  • Ross Garner
    Oct 26, 2018
    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...