The then-businessman changed his mind within seconds in the old interview.
Apparently, it's got nothing to do with mail.
Wolfe authored classic books like "Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff."
The word “shitstorm” had not yet been coined, but that is what the situation became.
I figured this was just something that happens.
A controversial new book argues boomers are beset with egotism, impulsivity and a shocking lack of empathy -- and they're leaving the world a worse place.
As a film, Author: The JT LeRoy Story provides a unique window into this San Francisco based writer, punk rocker, con artist.
My goal was to write the best book ever written by someone considering weight loss surgery. That's a subjective goal, but I gave it everything I had and was not going to turn it over to the public until there was nothing I could do to make it better.
The winds of change, imaginary currents of invention and practicality, often find their way by slowly drifting into an urban neighborhood that has the potential to be reinvigorated into an area with a more useful purpose.
He's a longtime advocate for black students on campus.
Fifty years later, Wolfe now features in an invaluable online video resource on McLuhan that has, also this month, become widely available to scholars and public alike. It's The 'Marshall McLuhan Speaks' Special Collection, created by producers Stephanie McLuhan and Sandy Pearl, in collaboration with the Open Education Consortium.
This year, there were two American writers nominated for the Brooker prize: Ann Tyler (whose novels I confess to have stopped reading a while ago) and Hanya Yanagihara, the author of A Little Life.
This article first appeared in The National Book Review The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy (Atlantic) - A fascinating deconstruction
Breasts are much in the news recently. Remember Tom Wolfe's The Painted Word? Both Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have been trying to deal with upsurge of painted breasts in Times Square and then Sunday August 23rd was GoTopless Day in which women demonstrated their right to show their breasts in public.
Is there a disconnect between Clinton and real voters like Lenore and Gary Patton? Or is the disconnect between the frenzied media scrum and partisan Republican presidential candidates and real, everyday Americans?
When I was eleven years old, my brother, who two years earlier had turned me on to Jesus Christ Superstar, played me MASS.
Dennis Palumbo is a thriller writer and psychotherapist in private practice. He's the author of the non-fiction book, Writing from the Inside Out and a collection of mystery stories, From Crime to Crime.