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The Write Stuff

BY Kendyl Kearly | July 26, 2017 | Feature Features National

No event in the Hamptons brings together as many inspirational voices as Authors Night. Held Aug. 12 to raise funds for the East Hampton Library, the annual benefit draws 100 high-profile authors from fields beyond literature, including art, politics, journalism, comedy and architecture. Here, we highlight four innovators who are being celebrated for their cultural influence and desire to improve the lives of their readers.

The Living Clearly Method: 5 Principles for a Fit Body, Healthy Mind & Joyful Life by Hilaria Baldwin
$17, Rodale Books

Yoga guru and Hamptons icon Hilaria Baldwin will attend the star-studded Authors Night as the writer of this lifestyle book. The Living Clearly Method takes wellness beyond just yoga—Baldwin tackles mindfulness in all aspects of life and provides tools such as miniworkout instructions, clean-eating recipes, breathing exercises and more.

Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction by Elizabeth Vargas
$27, Grand Central Publishing

As an anchor for 20/20 and World News Tonight, Elizabeth Vargas has told countless stories of conflict and strife. Between Breaths shares her own. The memoir chronicles Vargas’ journey through anxiety and sobriety in an inspirational story.

How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art by David Salle
$30, W.W. Norton

Defining art can be tricky. Are Jackson Pollock’s paint splatters any less artistic than a realistic Vermeer? Renowned painter David Salle adds to the conversation in an essay collection that engages with artists such as Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein and Alex Katz.

Food Swings: 125+ Recipes to Enjoy Your Life of Virtue and Vice by Jessica Seinfeld
$32, Penguin Random House

Sticking to the rigid guidelines of a healthy cookbook is never easy when you have a sweet tooth. The recipes in Food Swings take a more realistic approach: Know what’s good for your body, but also indulge delectably when you need to. Have a quinoa bowl for an energy boost, but it’s OK to enjoy buttermilk pan-fried chicken with the family. Balance is the key.

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