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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

To most, Ken Kesey is best known as the author of the celebrated novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. But for Tom Wolfe, Ken was the leader of the Merry Pranksters, a band of counter-culture bohemians who traveled cross-country in a far-out, brightly painted school bus they dubbed Furthur.

Year: 1968     Genre: New JournalismNon-fiction

The Right Stuff

Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

Year: 1979     Genre: HistoricalNon-fiction

The Bonfire of the Vanities

This bitingly hilarious American satire will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. Tom Wolfe's bestselling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress, until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward in a humiliating fall from grace.

Year: 1987     Genre: Legal ThrillerSatire

Mar 02, 1930 -- May 14, 2018
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1968The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Non-fiction, Non-Fiction
1979The Right Stuff Historical, Non-fiction
1987The Bonfire of the Vanities Legal Thriller, Satire