Despite its publication date, the beach read label does not define John Glynn’s debut. Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer refashions the epic summer tale, dosed with lyrical brawn, grace, and ingenuity ... chronicles one man’s coming out. Equally important, this memoir surveys one man’s maturation ... beautiful, radical honesty ... personifies summer magic ... Summer or not, sharing a cool pop with John Glynn’s remarkable Out East will nudge you to believe in believing once again.
Sun-soaked and brimming with youth, Glynn’s debut memoir chronicles a life-changing summer spent in a Montauk share house. With honesty, heart, and generosity, the memoir explores friendship, first love, and identity.
Glynn, an editor at HarperCollins, writes the Montauk scene with brisk, detached tenderness, but it’s at its most personal that his memoir shines brightest, grasping at the many ways there are to love and be and ultimately revelling in them.