Find Your Next Favorite Book
Save up to $6
Our Money-Back Guarantee

Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

by

Classic Wolfe, a funny, irreverent, and "delicious" ("The Wall Street Journal") dissection of class and status by the master of New Journalism. "On ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $7.24
Collectible from  $6.00
Change currency

Reviews of Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Average rating
5.000
5 out of 5 stars
  • LIBERALISM AND ITS EFFECTS Oct 14, 2007
    by blyfox

    First of all, this is Wolfe.

    Normally that would be enough, but a long time has passed and many may never have heard of him. This is a good introduction.

    It all takes place in '60's San Francisco and New York. It is the text that Leonard Bernstein never recovered from.

    The second part, about the San Francisco mau-mau, is one of the more hilarious accounts you'll ever come across. It nails at once the SF Liberal, Bureaucrat, and Radical. Fools all.

    I know, because I was "present at the creation."

    Wolfe doesn't bang on pipes, he merely does what he always does - describe the situation. If anything, his "new journalism" style does the work of pinning tails on these donkeys.

    I always envy those who are just discovering Tom Wolfe. I can re-savor, but it's just not the same as that first astounding blast of foot-stomping, joyous prose.

See all reviews of Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers by Tom Wolfe

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!