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Kesey's theatrical metamorphosis from the distinguished author of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest to the abominable shaman of the "Acid Test" soirees that launched The Grateful Dead required Wolfe's Day-Glo prose account to endure (though Kesey's own musings in Demon Box are no slouch either). Even now, Wolfe's book gives what Wolfe clearly got from Kesey: a contact high. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Tom Wolfe is a groove and a gas. Everyone should send him money and other fine things. Hats off to Tom Wolfe!"--Terry Southern
"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the essential book . . . the pushing, ballooning heart of the matter . . . Vibrating dazzle!"--The New York Times
"Some consider Mailer our greatest journalist; my candidate is Wolfe."--Studs Terkel, Book Week
"A Day-Glo book, illuminating, merry, surreal!"--The Washington Post
"Electrifying."--San Francisco Chronicle
"An amazing book . . . A book that definitely gives Wolfe the edge on the nonfiction novel."--The Village Voice
"Among journalists, Wolfe is a genuine poet; what makes him so good is his ability to get inside, to not merely describe (although he is a superb reporter), but to get under the skin of a phenomenon and transmit its metabolic rhythm."--Newsweek
New Journalism, witty, incisive, the greatest essayist since, well if not white bread then maybe well... who cares. The genius of Wolfe must be experienced ine sip at a time. Read morePublished 27 days ago by propertius
Liked Tom Wolfe's Right Stuff. Interesting look into 60s counterculture. It's a little repetitive with people being zonked out on LSD. Good read!Published 1 month ago by W. R.
All out assault on the senses. I laughed, I cringed, I was in awe, I was all over the place with this read. Just an all around great read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kyle B
I read a lot of authors of this era and somehow completely missed Mr. Wolfe. I'm very glad I'm in the know and I got this book and I can enjoy what a lot of other people have come... Read morePublished 1 month ago by wanderer_239