Tom Wolfe is hailed as the author of the 1960s hippie gospel, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” but what’s behind the man in the white suit?
The great American novel with Tom WolfeTom Wolfe is hailed as the author of the 1960s hippie gospel, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" but what’s behind the man in the white suit?
Rejected by the New York Giants to play professional baseball, Wolfe turned to writing where he pioneered literary journalism, leaving conventional forms behind.
But it wasn’t until Wolfe was 57 years old that he said he found true freedom in his writing. Unlike non-fiction writing, novels were limitless and brought new power to the written word.
Wolfe is also the author of “A Man in Full,” among other noteworthy books, articles, columns and essays.
Tom Wolfe joins Mike Walter to share his thoughts on “The great American novel” and his worries for journalism in the age of quick information sharing.