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"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
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Mauing came about. Very enlighting.
The names of the government programs have changed but using racial intimidation to bully white people is still in full force. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laurel Williams
Great prose flips the weepers' laments on their noses. Few have dared to open up the welfare scams as cleverly and as thoroughly as Mr. Wolfe. The book was a joy to read. KuznetzovPublished 1 month ago by D J Kuznetzov
A revealing glimpse into the past. If written today, it would be forbidden hate-speech.
The narration in the audiobook is the best you’ll ever hear.
Had never read any Tom Wolfe before, so I tried this one. It's a bit dated, and you have to know the 60's to really feel for what the story is about. Read morePublished 8 months ago by jb55
First off, Hunter S, Thompson owes a huge debt to Mr. Wolfe. There is so much writing style in Mau-mauing that appears later in Fear and Loathing. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Johnny Guy
Tom Wolfe has a wonderful eye for the absurdities of--well, radical chic. Unfortunately, the phenomenon is still around both in living rooms and on the internet.Published 11 months ago by Curious Senior
As relevant today, if not more so, as it was when it was published nearly fifty years ago. Al Sharpton must have used it as "how to" manual.Published 12 months ago by alex erdeljan
Tom Wolfe sagely and sarcastically observes upper class white New York society trying to be "cool" hosting the Black Panthers back in the 70s. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Carol J. Shannon