If you're like me, and your college education consisted of extremely thick textbooks you would have much rather used for pillows than as learning tools (sorry, Dad, but I never was big on those International finance classes), than you don't mind the occasional book that's not only entertaining but can still teach you something along the way. If the fashion, luxury, or international goods markets interest you at all, than reading Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster should be at the top of your To-Do List.
While you'll come out of it with a head full of knowledge you never thought you'd know about ateliers, tycoons, and take-overs, you'll barely realize you've picked up the information along the way because it's just so damn interesting. The names can be a little tough to follow if you're not a hardcore fashion junkie but what's actually important here is the look into an excess driven industry that is constantly rising and falling around us - something the Hamptons can truly relate to. So even if you don't know your Gucci from your Pucci, I'd still reccommend checking it out.