By the year 2000 the term "working class" had fallen into disuse in the United States, and "proletariat" was so obsolete it was known only to a few bitter Marxist academics with wire hair sprouting out of their ears. The average electrician, air-conditioning mechanic or burglar-alarm repairman lived a life that would have made the Sun King blink.. ...
By the year 2000 the term "working class" had fallen into disuse in the United States, and "proletariat" was so obsolete it was known only to a few bitter Marxist academics with wire hair sprouting out of their ears. The average electrician, air-conditioning mechanic or burglar-alarm repairman lived a life that would have made the Sun King blink..."So begins 'Hooking Up', the first of the brilliant pieces in Tom Wolfe's new collection. Wolfe ranges from coast to coast chronicling everything from the sexual mores of teenagers to fundamental changes in the way human beings now regard themselves, thanks to the hot new fields of genetics and neuroscience. Hooking Up also includes Ambush at Fort Bragg, Wolfe's novella about 'sting TV', and 'U.R. Here', a story about a New York artist who triumphs precisely because of his total lack of talent. Funny, often savagely so, hard-hitting, wise, Wolfe remains a unique chronicler of America, and its future in a new age.
Very Good in Very Good-dust jacket; Light soil to textured jacket. 0374103828. Includes the novella Fort Bragg, pieces about the New Yorker, and examination of the morphing sexual mores of young people.
Fine in very good dust jacket. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, NY, 2000. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/VG+, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 293pgs. 1/8" DJ chip top rear fore-edge corner, o.w. clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates etc. ISBN 0374103828 Price unclipped. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
New in new dust jacket. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NY, 2000. 1st edition ed, NEW/NEW, Hardcover, 293pppgs. First edition is stated. Pristine condition, in dust jacket. Gift quality! ISBN: 0374103828. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, NY, 2000. 1st Ed. (Trade), 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 293pgs. Clean, bright & tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0374103828 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good in very good dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING + VERY GOOD CONDITION + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Glued binding. Paper over boards. 293 p. Audience: General/trade.
Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new. ) SIGNED by author HC 1st ed-A collection of essays which looks at America at the turn of the century, including a study of the sexual mores of teenagers, the penchant of CEOs for trophy wives, and several pieces about the New Yorker. Also includes the novella 'Ambush at Fort Bragg. ' SIGNED on the front endpaper. 293 pp.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author NF/NF, first edition first printing. Signed on the title page by Tom Wolfe with his usual flair. Just his name, not to someone. "Only yesterday boys and girls spoke of embracing and kissing as getting to first base. Second base was deep kissing and groping. Third base was oral sex and Home was going all the way. Today boys and girls have never heard of anything that dainty. First base is deep kissing, know as tonsil hockey, plus groping. Second base is oral sex, Third base is going all the way. Home plate is learning each others names! " An insightful look at a totally different meaning of Hooking Up is portrayed in this book, using short stories to remind us of a meaning that is slowly being replaced. A wonderful gift for the Tom Wolfe fan, or yourself!
Publishers Weekly, 2000-10-02 Arch, vengeful and incisive as ever, the standard bearer for the chattering classes is back, this time with a collection of nine previously published essays, one new one and a reprinted novella. Ranging from the spectacular innovations of neuroscience to the preposterous horrors of the contemporary art world to a bare-knuckled assessment of the critical reception to his novel A Man in Full (an essay that appears for the first time in this collection, and that will set tongues wagging), the pieces run the gamut of Wolfe's signature obsessions. Fans of his character sketches will relish "Two Young Men Who Went West," a revelatory profile of Robert Noyce, a key innovator of the microchip who founded Intel in 1968, where the midwestern Congregationalist values he shared with his former mentor, William Shockley (founder of the original Silicon Valley startup, Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory), grew into a business philosophy that's now so pervasive it's practically in the ether. Also included are Wolfe's infamous, irreverent profiles of New Yorker editors Harold Ross and William Shawn, originally published in 1968. Lopped off of Wolfe's most recent fiction opus, the novella "Ambush in Fort Bragg" concerns a "TV sting" run amok, and sits easily next to his journalism. However, Wolfe's meticulous eye for detail shows signs of jaundice in his hectoring anti-Communist tirades and in the title essay, which turns a snide backward glance on the turn of the millennium. Still, his fans will find plenty of evidence that Wolfe remains willing to plunge into "the raw, raucous, lust-soaked rout that throbs with amped-up octophonic typanum all around [him]" and thatDespecially in his nonfictionDhe can still grab the brass ring. Agent, Janklow & Nesbitt Associates. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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