Tom Wolfe was born on March 2, 1931, and what a gadfly he has been! One of the founders of the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 70s, he blew me away when I first read him.
I couldn’t recall anyone writing like him. I must admit I liked his essays more than his novels.
He had a thing about newspapers, which comes through powerfully, vividly, here. Here’s Tom Wolfe writing about his early days as a reporter:Continue Reading