Books by Steven Gaines

teven Gaines is the author of Obsession, a biography of Calvin Klein, and Simply Halston. He is a resident of Wainscott, New York, located in the Hamptons.


ONE OF THESE THINGS FIRST by Steven Gaines
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A spirited narrative of a hard-won coming-of-age."
The story of the author's experiences of transformation in a famed mental hospital. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Original, gossipy and flat-out fun—will either have you booking the next flight or scare you off the place altogether."
What happens in Miami Beach stays in Miami Beach—or at least until Gaines showed up. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"A gossipy, entertaining peek into a glam world."
After giving the inside scoop on life in the Hamptons in Philistines at the Hedgerow (1998), Gaines now offers a cook's tour of tony Manhattan addresses. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 1998

"With the dropping of names from Wyandanch to Spielberg, Book Hampton should have trouble keeping it in stock."
Gaines has written a page-turner, and the Hamptons have a historian and folklorist who fits them like a glove. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"In all: part solid business reporting, part gratuitous heavy breathing. (First printing of 100,000)"
This unauthorized biography is part riveting empire-building chronicle, part tiresome litany of sexcapades. Read full book review >
SIMPLY HALSTON by Steven Gaines
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"In all: a sad story of talent gone astray and a fascinating, disturbing portrait of the imaginative decadence of the disco era."
A riveting tale of sex, drugs, and the pillbox hat as Gaines (Heroes and Villains, 1986) details the rise and fall of a talented designer turned disco denizen. Read full book review >