Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer

Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer

An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of May 2019 A TIME Magazine Best Book of May 2019 A Cosmopolitan Best Book of May 2019 An Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Book of 2019 A gripping portrait of life in a Montauk summer house--a debut memoir of first love, identity and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family. They call Montauk the end of the world, a spit of land jutting/>/>An/>A An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of May 2019 A TIME Magazine Best Book of May 2019...

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Title:Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer
Author:John Glynn
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:Out East
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer Reviews

  • JanB
    May 22, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

  • Kelci
    May 30, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

  • Marialyce
    May 23, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

  • Hank Stuever
    Jun 28, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

  • Nenia ☠️ Hecka Wicked ☠️ Campbell
    Jul 21, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

  • Elissa Sweet
    Oct 12, 2018

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

  • Tina
    May 15, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

  • Evie
    Mar 08, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

  • Reed
    Jul 08, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

  • Sam
    May 17, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

    DNF. Oof! I read 80 pages (1/3 of the book) and I just can?t read anymore. This was so disappointing! I had read about this book before it came out and was really looking forward to it. This wasn?t at all what I was expecting. The book is supposed to be a memoir about a man who...

    This was like a frat party turned drink fest turned sex fest for the ages. It was not my cup of tea for this woman who never drank, got stoned off her rump, or had wild nights as a mother of three teens. I pray I never have to experience this wildness with my teens as they are 18, 16...

    I don't like to not finish books, even if I skim or skip sections. But yeah this wasn't for me. I got about halfway through before throwing in the towel. To be fair to the author, I won't leave a rating. There's nothing wrong with his writing. John Glynn seems like a nice guy. The s...

    I loved this book,this one really got to me and I was in my head for days. Still a week later and I am trying to come up with the review, who am I kidding I am the worst at reviews. This one I connected with, it brought back memories and reminded me how old I really am. John Glynn?s ...

    I found this on a New Yorker list of books to read this summer. It was a fun read but I wish the editor had done a better job. The author?s overuse of brand names, ?The Hive,? and ?pregame? was cloying and distracting. ...

    My nana's death was sad but I pregamed fireball ice luge shots with Matt as the Accounting Bros left for the Crusty Crab and a couple people who might be models slammed in the kitchen. Will anyone ever love me? Matt looked cute in his skinny jeans and pink polo. There, I saved you a...

    I loved this beautifully written coming-of-age story about a summer of self-discovery and a boozy share house. John's writing will put you on the beaches and in the bars of Montauk but also into his head as he navigates his way through falling in love for the first time with a man. OUT...

  • Richard
    Jul 30, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

    DNF. Oof! I read 80 pages (1/3 of the book) and I just can?t read anymore. This was so disappointing! I had read about this book before it came out and was really looking forward to it. This wasn?t at all what I was expecting. The book is supposed to be a memoir about a man who...

    This was like a frat party turned drink fest turned sex fest for the ages. It was not my cup of tea for this woman who never drank, got stoned off her rump, or had wild nights as a mother of three teens. I pray I never have to experience this wildness with my teens as they are 18, 16...

    I don't like to not finish books, even if I skim or skip sections. But yeah this wasn't for me. I got about halfway through before throwing in the towel. To be fair to the author, I won't leave a rating. There's nothing wrong with his writing. John Glynn seems like a nice guy. The s...

    I loved this book,this one really got to me and I was in my head for days. Still a week later and I am trying to come up with the review, who am I kidding I am the worst at reviews. This one I connected with, it brought back memories and reminded me how old I really am. John Glynn?s ...

    I found this on a New Yorker list of books to read this summer. It was a fun read but I wish the editor had done a better job. The author?s overuse of brand names, ?The Hive,? and ?pregame? was cloying and distracting. ...

    My nana's death was sad but I pregamed fireball ice luge shots with Matt as the Accounting Bros left for the Crusty Crab and a couple people who might be models slammed in the kitchen. Will anyone ever love me? Matt looked cute in his skinny jeans and pink polo. There, I saved you a...

  • Larry H
    Jun 07, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

  • Tyler Goodson
    Nov 03, 2018

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

  • Basic B's Guide
    May 08, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

  • Nick
    May 19, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

    DNF. Oof! I read 80 pages (1/3 of the book) and I just can?t read anymore. This was so disappointing! I had read about this book before it came out and was really looking forward to it. This wasn?t at all what I was expecting. The book is supposed to be a memoir about a man who...

    This was like a frat party turned drink fest turned sex fest for the ages. It was not my cup of tea for this woman who never drank, got stoned off her rump, or had wild nights as a mother of three teens. I pray I never have to experience this wildness with my teens as they are 18, 16...

    I don't like to not finish books, even if I skim or skip sections. But yeah this wasn't for me. I got about halfway through before throwing in the towel. To be fair to the author, I won't leave a rating. There's nothing wrong with his writing. John Glynn seems like a nice guy. The s...

    I loved this book,this one really got to me and I was in my head for days. Still a week later and I am trying to come up with the review, who am I kidding I am the worst at reviews. This one I connected with, it brought back memories and reminded me how old I really am. John Glynn?s ...

    I found this on a New Yorker list of books to read this summer. It was a fun read but I wish the editor had done a better job. The author?s overuse of brand names, ?The Hive,? and ?pregame? was cloying and distracting. ...

    My nana's death was sad but I pregamed fireball ice luge shots with Matt as the Accounting Bros left for the Crusty Crab and a couple people who might be models slammed in the kitchen. Will anyone ever love me? Matt looked cute in his skinny jeans and pink polo. There, I saved you a...

    I loved this beautifully written coming-of-age story about a summer of self-discovery and a boozy share house. John's writing will put you on the beaches and in the bars of Montauk but also into his head as he navigates his way through falling in love for the first time with a man. OUT...

    When I die, I want to be buried with this book. I have a lot of feelings but not a lot of words for them right now. Might come back and leave a proper review later. Just know that I cried. ...

    ?I thought of all the selves I?d been, all the selves I would become. I would never return to Montauk as this person.? An authentically told narrative of friendship, love, and discovery ? set among the idyllic palette of a Montauk summer. Written with great humor, precise de...

  • Meg
    Apr 19, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

    DNF. Oof! I read 80 pages (1/3 of the book) and I just can?t read anymore. This was so disappointing! I had read about this book before it came out and was really looking forward to it. This wasn?t at all what I was expecting. The book is supposed to be a memoir about a man who...

    This was like a frat party turned drink fest turned sex fest for the ages. It was not my cup of tea for this woman who never drank, got stoned off her rump, or had wild nights as a mother of three teens. I pray I never have to experience this wildness with my teens as they are 18, 16...

    I don't like to not finish books, even if I skim or skip sections. But yeah this wasn't for me. I got about halfway through before throwing in the towel. To be fair to the author, I won't leave a rating. There's nothing wrong with his writing. John Glynn seems like a nice guy. The s...

    I loved this book,this one really got to me and I was in my head for days. Still a week later and I am trying to come up with the review, who am I kidding I am the worst at reviews. This one I connected with, it brought back memories and reminded me how old I really am. John Glynn?s ...

    I found this on a New Yorker list of books to read this summer. It was a fun read but I wish the editor had done a better job. The author?s overuse of brand names, ?The Hive,? and ?pregame? was cloying and distracting. ...

    My nana's death was sad but I pregamed fireball ice luge shots with Matt as the Accounting Bros left for the Crusty Crab and a couple people who might be models slammed in the kitchen. Will anyone ever love me? Matt looked cute in his skinny jeans and pink polo. There, I saved you a...

    I loved this beautifully written coming-of-age story about a summer of self-discovery and a boozy share house. John's writing will put you on the beaches and in the bars of Montauk but also into his head as he navigates his way through falling in love for the first time with a man. OUT...

    When I die, I want to be buried with this book. I have a lot of feelings but not a lot of words for them right now. Might come back and leave a proper review later. Just know that I cried. ...

    ?I thought of all the selves I?d been, all the selves I would become. I would never return to Montauk as this person.? An authentically told narrative of friendship, love, and discovery ? set among the idyllic palette of a Montauk summer. Written with great humor, precise de...

    Out East is a coming-of-age memoir about finding love and identity in the Hamptons party scene. Recent grad John Glynn joins a summer houseshare where his college friends and friends-of-friends will spend weekends in Montauk. The house, known as the Hive, quickly becomes the scene of f...

  • Peyton
    Jun 07, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

    DNF. Oof! I read 80 pages (1/3 of the book) and I just can?t read anymore. This was so disappointing! I had read about this book before it came out and was really looking forward to it. This wasn?t at all what I was expecting. The book is supposed to be a memoir about a man who...

    This was like a frat party turned drink fest turned sex fest for the ages. It was not my cup of tea for this woman who never drank, got stoned off her rump, or had wild nights as a mother of three teens. I pray I never have to experience this wildness with my teens as they are 18, 16...

    I don't like to not finish books, even if I skim or skip sections. But yeah this wasn't for me. I got about halfway through before throwing in the towel. To be fair to the author, I won't leave a rating. There's nothing wrong with his writing. John Glynn seems like a nice guy. The s...

    I loved this book,this one really got to me and I was in my head for days. Still a week later and I am trying to come up with the review, who am I kidding I am the worst at reviews. This one I connected with, it brought back memories and reminded me how old I really am. John Glynn?s ...

    I found this on a New Yorker list of books to read this summer. It was a fun read but I wish the editor had done a better job. The author?s overuse of brand names, ?The Hive,? and ?pregame? was cloying and distracting. ...

    My nana's death was sad but I pregamed fireball ice luge shots with Matt as the Accounting Bros left for the Crusty Crab and a couple people who might be models slammed in the kitchen. Will anyone ever love me? Matt looked cute in his skinny jeans and pink polo. There, I saved you a...

    I loved this beautifully written coming-of-age story about a summer of self-discovery and a boozy share house. John's writing will put you on the beaches and in the bars of Montauk but also into his head as he navigates his way through falling in love for the first time with a man. OUT...

    When I die, I want to be buried with this book. I have a lot of feelings but not a lot of words for them right now. Might come back and leave a proper review later. Just know that I cried. ...

  • Lesley
    May 02, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

  • Kathy Changeux
    Jun 27, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

    DNF. Oof! I read 80 pages (1/3 of the book) and I just can?t read anymore. This was so disappointing! I had read about this book before it came out and was really looking forward to it. This wasn?t at all what I was expecting. The book is supposed to be a memoir about a man who...

    This was like a frat party turned drink fest turned sex fest for the ages. It was not my cup of tea for this woman who never drank, got stoned off her rump, or had wild nights as a mother of three teens. I pray I never have to experience this wildness with my teens as they are 18, 16...

    I don't like to not finish books, even if I skim or skip sections. But yeah this wasn't for me. I got about halfway through before throwing in the towel. To be fair to the author, I won't leave a rating. There's nothing wrong with his writing. John Glynn seems like a nice guy. The s...

    I loved this book,this one really got to me and I was in my head for days. Still a week later and I am trying to come up with the review, who am I kidding I am the worst at reviews. This one I connected with, it brought back memories and reminded me how old I really am. John Glynn?s ...

    I found this on a New Yorker list of books to read this summer. It was a fun read but I wish the editor had done a better job. The author?s overuse of brand names, ?The Hive,? and ?pregame? was cloying and distracting. ...

  • Christa
    Oct 18, 2018

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

  • BookwormJH
    Aug 29, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

    DNF. Oof! I read 80 pages (1/3 of the book) and I just can?t read anymore. This was so disappointing! I had read about this book before it came out and was really looking forward to it. This wasn?t at all what I was expecting. The book is supposed to be a memoir about a man who...

  • Doug
    Jun 30, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

  • Laxmama
    Jun 17, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

    DNF. Oof! I read 80 pages (1/3 of the book) and I just can?t read anymore. This was so disappointing! I had read about this book before it came out and was really looking forward to it. This wasn?t at all what I was expecting. The book is supposed to be a memoir about a man who...

    This was like a frat party turned drink fest turned sex fest for the ages. It was not my cup of tea for this woman who never drank, got stoned off her rump, or had wild nights as a mother of three teens. I pray I never have to experience this wildness with my teens as they are 18, 16...

    I don't like to not finish books, even if I skim or skip sections. But yeah this wasn't for me. I got about halfway through before throwing in the towel. To be fair to the author, I won't leave a rating. There's nothing wrong with his writing. John Glynn seems like a nice guy. The s...

    I loved this book,this one really got to me and I was in my head for days. Still a week later and I am trying to come up with the review, who am I kidding I am the worst at reviews. This one I connected with, it brought back memories and reminded me how old I really am. John Glynn?s ...

  • Ellen Zegura
    Jun 01, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

  • Donna Hines
    Apr 19, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

    DNF. Oof! I read 80 pages (1/3 of the book) and I just can?t read anymore. This was so disappointing! I had read about this book before it came out and was really looking forward to it. This wasn?t at all what I was expecting. The book is supposed to be a memoir about a man who...

    This was like a frat party turned drink fest turned sex fest for the ages. It was not my cup of tea for this woman who never drank, got stoned off her rump, or had wild nights as a mother of three teens. I pray I never have to experience this wildness with my teens as they are 18, 16...

  • Shira Selkovits
    May 13, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

  • Samuel Warren
    Feb 20, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

  • Elle Rudy
    May 30, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

    A major disappointment given the ratings and reviews. This wasn?t the jump into my summer reading list i was hoping for with this raunchy story. ...

    DNF. Oof! I read 80 pages (1/3 of the book) and I just can?t read anymore. This was so disappointing! I had read about this book before it came out and was really looking forward to it. This wasn?t at all what I was expecting. The book is supposed to be a memoir about a man who...

    This was like a frat party turned drink fest turned sex fest for the ages. It was not my cup of tea for this woman who never drank, got stoned off her rump, or had wild nights as a mother of three teens. I pray I never have to experience this wildness with my teens as they are 18, 16...

    I don't like to not finish books, even if I skim or skip sections. But yeah this wasn't for me. I got about halfway through before throwing in the towel. To be fair to the author, I won't leave a rating. There's nothing wrong with his writing. John Glynn seems like a nice guy. The s...

  • Ross Garner
    Oct 26, 2018

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...

    A 2.5 but I rounded down because the book so badly needed an editor to reduce the repetitious soul searching that rarely went below about one foot deep. Also the level of mindless partying and drinking was depressing to read about over and over and over. Grow up, privileged young adult...

    Charming. Authentic. And so real. Reading along and joining John Glynn's journey is a great joy and privilege. ...

    I thought this was great. Glynn is a gifted writer- he so accurately captured that post college existential dread that many of us face. He shared his coming out story with bravery and heart. The men and women of the Hive are privileged and they party hard, but there's depth to this sto...

    Very good memoir. Lots of reference to places I have been in Montauk. ...

    I received Out East by John Glynn for free through Goodreads Giveaways program. I wanted to like this book. The premise-- a twentysomething man heading to Montauk for a summer share-- was intriguing. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages, though. Glynn talks a bit about the lonelin...

    Set in idyllic Montauk, this book is poignantly written and is a very powerful coming out / coming of age story. Out East is filled with wit and humor with its robust gaggle of characters all living in the "Hive" and unconditionally supporting each other. This book is a MUST READ for a...

  • Miriam Readling
    Jun 10, 2019

    4.5 stars. Self-esteem can be a powerful weapon, but a lack of it can cause us more problems than we could ever imagine. At age 27, John Glynn was seriously suffering from a general feeling of unworthiness, a debilitating sense of loneliness that he couldn't explain, nor could he de...

    I expect people will have two wildly different reactions to this memoir: Some will find it a riveting and accurate (and moving) account of millennial living -- as it was experienced by privileged white young adults working in New York and binge-drinking their summer weekends away in Mo...

    DNF'd at 25%. ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest When I got a copy of this, I anticipated a nonfiction version of THE BEACH crossed with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Some of the other advanced reviews made me a little cautious, as they were leaning towards the negative side, ...

    Giving up on this one. Just not for me. The writing and the characters are just too immature for me. ...

    OUT EAST is a fantastic coming-of-age and coming-out memoir set in a hedonistic party house on Long Island, told with a sharply observed wit and heartbreaking candor?basically, it's Joan Didion meets The Real World. At the beginning of the book, John is an anxious, lonely 27-year-old...

    Thank you @grandcentralpub for the free copy. I first heard about this book on @sarahsbookshelves podcast. I adore her podcast by the way. She?s snarky, sassy and so very honest. I admire how she has no qualms about DNF?ing a book. I?m taking a cue from her this year and tryin...

    This is more or less the literary equivalence of binge-watching a season of 'Big Brother' ... or maybe "Real World' or 'Jersey Shore'... it is definitely 'guilty pleasure' material. And though it seems suspect that someone could both remember entire conversations from 5 years previousl...

    This is a memoir about self-doubt--especially when you're still figuring that self out--but also about friendship and first, heart-crushing love. It has all the addictive qualities of a great novel, and veers seamlessly between moments of quiet introspection and raucous expansiveness. ...

    I can?t even begin to fathom how/why this shallow little diary got published, let alone to such favorable reviews (well, there is the friends-in-high-places advantage, if you read the acknowledgments and sappy blurbs from otherwise respected authors). Millennials trek to Montauk for ...

    Pub date May 14 I loved every page of this sweet memoir. You can smell the ocean, the booze, the hair products, and the sweat of this buzzing beach house in Montauk during the summer of 2013. This story is filled with so much vulnerability and heart, and each personality was treated...

    I've read a lot of LGBT literature recently and it was refreshing to read about another person's experience that was similar to my own - a story not about the 1970's or a high schooler or about conversion therapy or about experimenting in college, but about someone who figured it out a...

    This sounds like a high schooler who is practicing how to use the five senses in their creative writing e.g ? I walked down the winding, dark, chilly, cold, road...? I want to feel empathy for the narrator and his existential crisis but I?m too distracted by the fact that this is...