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.