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Has Allison Pataki Written the Ultimate Summer Book? Authors Night at East Hampton Library

Author’s Night fundraiser for East Hampton Library

This past weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night, a fun-filled evening of books, readers, and raising money for a great cause.

To read the full article in Hamptons Magazine, click here.

Author Allison Pataki’s Hamptons roots are far-reaching—so far, in fact, they predate the author and her three siblings. “My parents [Libby and George Pataki] met here,” Pataki says. “The way they describe it—and this was the ’70s—it was farm country with young people shacking up in all these timeshares,” she says, laughing. Her parents, both avid bodysurfers, met one night during a hurricane when they were the only souls brave enough to sneak onto the beach and ride the roaring waves. By that fall, they were dating, and they married in 1973.

George Pataki traded board shorts for business suits and eventually became a three-term governor of New York. This area, though, has remained a second home for him and his family. This summer, Allison is out East for business; she’ll be part of the 10th annual East Hampton Library’s Authors Night on August 8, promoting her latest book, The Accidental Empress.

To read the full article in Hamptons Magazine, click here.


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