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.. ...Read MoreBy 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.Read Less
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.
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 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!
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.
-1 jacket. Book Very Good. No Jacket 8vo-over 7? "-9? " tall. Signed by Author This leather bound first edition of HOOKING UP is limited to 1200 signed copies. Includes insert from THE SIGNED FIRST EDITION SOCIETY. Has Red Ribbon marker. Gift Quality.
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