Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cool Guy - Tom Wolfe


Today we celebrate the birthday of National Living Treasure, Mr. Tom Wolfe.

If you are unfamiliar with his writing, you are missing a snapshot of America. Wolfe's writing is central to understanding American culture, obsession and fear over the past 50 years.

Curious what 1960's America was like? You could do a lot worse than The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby , or The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. The '70's: The Right Stuff, or perhaps The Painted Word. 80's- The Bonfire of the Vanities, 90's- A Man in Full.

My all time favorite is still Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers.

Happy Birthday Mr. Wolfe, may you life forever.

Toad


7 comments:

Jg. for FatScribe said...

hear, hear, Toad!

James said...

"National Living Treasure", so true.

lostpastremembered said...

I used to see him from time to time on the streets of NY. Always recognizable in those suits... he had a charming way of looking at you with a sidelong glance... Here's to his day!

Patsy said...

I'm a big Tom Wolfe fan and delighted to discover he shares a birthday with another cool guy, my husband!

Toad said...

Patsy, Happy Birthday to your husband as well

scarves said...

Wish all of the network of friends have a new start .

hope you have a great 2011. Thanks for the link, sweetie!
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Kathy said...

Watch out-- ADG will trot out his Tom Wolfe letter, AGAIN.