Writer / Author / Columnist

Hy Abady

I started my career as an advertising writer. In, as it happens, the ‘Mad Men’ era. The late 60s. Had an amazing bunch of decades doing that. Won awards, had plenty of acclaim, also got fired. Also quit. Also got fired again. Moving on. At a certain point, when advertising became boring and blah, I turned to journalism. And wrote (and still write) an occasional column in the East Hampton Star. That was freeing. That was phenomenal. So much so, that it turned into books. Two of them. Compilations of my best pieces.

Advertising was fun, but non-fiction, the stories I write for the ‘Star’ and for my blog, is what really makes it real for me. No clients, no collaborations, no problem!

You can go from here to all my stuff—the books, the blog, the advertising.

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Cigarette Girl: My Bette Davis Story

by Hy Abady

I have been watching “Feud” on FX every Sunday night at 10. Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon play Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during...

Posted 04/21/2017

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Books

BACK IN THE STAR AGAIN

TRUE STORIES FROM THE EAST END.

My first book. And how proud am I! The stories in the book hail from 1986, when I had a blind date with Andy Warhol, to the title story, written in 2009, which has all to do with my thrill of being a published writer. In between, are pieces about Renee Zellweger, Nora Ephron, the fight I had with my pool guy, and all things Hamptons and not. The dog pieces are especially poignant, and there is a longish piece about my 44-year advertising career.

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Books

BACK IN THE STAR AGAIN AGAIN!

FURTHER STORIES FROM THE EAST END. AND BEYOND.

As you’ve read on, I have written on. The sequel, hence the ‘Again Again! in the title of the book has to do with eight more recent pieces in the Star (2010 – 2015) since the original book was published. A bit more broad-based and further reaching from the Hamptons, it deals with retirement (mine) a crazy scaffold story (my building, over five years) a noisy night at the theatre, scary plane rides, every celebrity I have seen over 35 years on the East End, and, well…you’ll just have to read on! 

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