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Tom Wolfe, 'Right Stuff' Author and New Journalism Legend, Dead at 87
he and Hunter transformed the genre while writing the 60s & 70's
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test was the perfect book at that perfect time!
Two thirds of everybody either had it in their place, or carried it with them, and I don't know how many replicas of the "Magic Bus" appeared, complete with the "Kool-Aid Cooler"
It's sad.... Who is gonna carry the mantle of "Gonzo Journalism" forward?
My first exposure to Wolfe was reading " The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby" During sophomore Humanities at Florida.
Great read! I enjoyed it in, I believe, '68 or '69.
Bonfire of the Vanities was a fine novel, but the movie was absurd and did great disservice to the book.