It's the story of transitioning, cotton and architecture from the point of view of New Orleans Jewish boy in the mid-20th century who now lives in Manhattan and East Hampton.
Peter M. Wolf
's memoir, "My New Orleans, Gone Away: A Memoir of Loss and Renewal" details a man's journey from New Orleans to New England and his decision to change himself to follow his passions. Having come from five prior generations of powerful cotton-manufacturers, Wolf decided to leave his hometown and pursue a career of art and architecture. His book, the sixth in arsenal but the first about himself, follows his life in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.
"I learned how my own passion for art and architecture evolved slowly without really realizing it was happening, how living in New Orleans and having a lot of generations there have seeped into me," he said.
Wolf first realized that he wanted to pursue a career of art and architecture when he was taking a history of architecture elective for kicks as an undergraduate at Yale
University. (A time in which he befriended journalist and novelist Calvin Trillin, who wrote the forward for his novel.)
"Figure out what's really at the basis of your delight and your joy and try to work your life and your relationships around that," he said, noting that his biggest risk was packing his Volkswagen with his typewriter and tennis racket and leaving his house on Burgundy Street for the northeast.
Wolf has taught as an adjunct professor at the School of Architecture at Cooper Union and participated as visiting artist/scholar at The American Academy in Rome. He began writing in 1974 about urban planning and preservation. Wolf started his latest book of a changing New Orleans when he started compiling memories from his childhood that he felt would appeal to others. A book reviewer from The New York Times
read some of his memories and told him that Wolf had inadvertently writing a book.
He is the founder of The Thomas Moran
Trust and serves as a trustee on the Guild Hall
Wolf will be at The Hampton Library
(2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton) at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 26th, at Canio's Books
(290 Main Street, Sag Harbor) at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 27th, Bookhampton
(41 Main Street, East Hampton) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28th, and Authors Night (www.authorsnight.org
) on Saturday, August 10.
For more information about Peter M. Wolf, visit him online at www.petermwolf.com.
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!
Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices
from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968
Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff.
Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant.
Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.
Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauket‚ NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.
WordHampton Public Relations
We build client revenues and reputations.
Our reputation is built on delivering a strong media presence and, as a result, demand for our clients' offerings, resulting in a positive impact on sales. Successful campaigns start with understanding the goals of our clients and developing a customized strategy that will achieve those objectives.