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    • One of These Things First

    • By: Steven Gaines
    • Narrated by: Steven Gaines
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 403
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
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      4 out of 5 stars 367

    One of These Things First is a poignant reminiscence of a 15-year-old gay Jewish boy's unexpected trajectory from a life behind a rack of dresses in his grandmother's Brooklyn bra-and-girdle store to Manhattan's infamous Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, whose alumni includes writers, poets, and madmen as well as Marilyn Monroe and best-selling author Steven Gaines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Unlikely Subject for Me

    • By Patricia on 10-08-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fool's Paradise

    • Players, Poseurs, and the Culture of Excess in South Beach
    • By: Steven Gaines
    • Narrated by: Dean Sluyter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A remarkably revealing profile of the Miami Beach no one knows, a tale of fabulous excess, thwarted power, and rekindled lives that will take its place among the decade's best works of social portraiture. Created from a mix of swampland and dredged-up barrier reef, Miami Beach has always been one part drifter-mecca and one part fantasyland, simultaneously a catch basin for con men, fast-talk artists, and shameless self-promoters, and a Shangri-La for sun worshippers and hardcore hedonists. In Miami Beach it's often said that "if you're not indicted you're not invited." But the city's mad, fascinating complexity resists stereotyping.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, funny, dishy social history

    • By Constant reader on 08-04-12

    Regular price: $23.08

    • The Sky's the Limit

    • Passion and Property in Manhattan
    • By: Steven Gaines
    • Narrated by: Steven Gaines
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Steven Gaines takes us from New York's most expensive condominiums and co-ops to the offices of its most powerful real estate brokers to reveal the outlandish displays of ego, bad behavior, and status hunger that come into play when the best addresses in the city are on the line.

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Philistines at the Hedgerow

    • Passion and Property in the Hamptons
    • By: Steven Gaines
    • Narrated by: Steven Gaines
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
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    As one of America's most fabled communities - long a magnet for artists, celebrities, the very rich, and their respective hangers-on - the Hamptons have been a scene of constant collision among the established old guard, New Money, and the local families who farmed and fished the region for generations. In serving up three centuries of Hamptons history, Steven Gaines introduces a host of colorful characters including Jackson Pollock, Ron Perelman, Lauren Bacall, and the Bouvier Beales of Grey Gardens infamy.

    Regular price: $22.80