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“What Tom Wolfe has done is create an appallingly funny, cool, small, deflative two-scene social drama about America's biggest, hottest, and most perplexing problem--the confrontation between Black Rage and White Guilt.” ―Time magazine
“Wolfe's genius is that he is fair; he puts the Bernstein part in perspective against the background of New York social history. Read it and weep with laughter.” ―Houston Post
“A sociological classic . . . At Wolfe's hands the socialites get a roasting they will long remember.” ―Saturday Review
“Tom Wolfe understands the human animal like no sociologist around. He tweaks his reader's every buried though and prejudice. He sees through everything. He is as original and outrageous as ever.” ―The New York Times
“Uproariously funny and socially perceptive . . . a penetrating dissection of the confusion among the classes and the search for status.” ―Women's Wear Daily
“Tom Wolfe at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent.” ―San Franciscio Chronicle
“Absolutely brilliant. One of the finest examples of reporting and social commentary I have read anywhere.” ―Gay Talese
This book was written decades ago, but is so appropriate today with all the political correctness we live with on a daily basis. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kathy G.
Cocktail parties for the Black Panthers at the best homes on 5th Ave? An absurd idea at best, but all too true. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Kandy Langford
I picked this up for his sociological study of Radical Chic---the short time in the sixties when NYC's upper crust society flirted with romanticizing Radical Groups like the Black... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Medellin
Overall a good read. I'm not of the baby boomer generation and this gives an interesting look into some groups that were thought of as radical for the time.Published 2 months ago by W. R.
A brilliant analysis/presentation on the inclination of those on the left to be seduced by "radical chic. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bruce Banner
I love all of his books, but Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full and Back To Blood are the best onesPublished 11 months ago by T H.