Real Lace Revisited: Inside the Hidden World of America’s Irish Aristocracy is a re-visitation (part tribute, part update) of Stephen Birmingham’s much-loved Real Lace. James P. MacGuire, a member of one of Birmingham’s Irish families, creates his own entertaining portrait of life among the Irish rich—like one instance when Pat Buckley refused to loan Ted Kennedy a car—further detailing and filling out this engrossing portion of America’s social history.
Author James MacGuire (pictured) was born in New York and educated at Johns Hopkins and Cambridge. He has worked, inter alia, at Time Inc., Macmillan, The Health Network, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. His poetry, fiction, and journalism have been published in many national publications. He is the author or co-author of ten books. Charles Scribner III is an art historian, a publisher and was a commentator for television documentaries on Edith Wharton, Fitzgerald and Hemingway.
Meet them both this Thursday at 6:30pm at Shakespeare & Co. (939 Lexington Avenue). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.