The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Tom Wolfe

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In his first book (1965) Wolfe introduces us to the sixties, to extravagant new styles of life that had nothing to do with the "elite" culture of the past.

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  part 1THE NEW CULTURE - MAKERSchapter 1Las Vegas (What?) Las Vegas (Can’t hear you! Too noisy) Las Vegas!!!!HERNIA, HERNIA, HERNIA, HERNIA, HERNIA, HERNIA, HERNIA, hernia, hernia, hernia, hernia, hernia, hernia, HERNia; hernia, HERNia, hernia, hernia, hernia, hernia, HERNia, HERNia, HERNia; hernia, hernia, hernia, hernia, hernia, hernia, hernia, eight is the point, the point is eight; hernia, hernia, HERNia; hernia, hernia, hernia, hernia, all right, hernia, hernia, hernia, hernia, hard eight, hernia, hernia, hernia, HERNia, hernia, hernia, hernia, HERNia, hernia, hernia, hernia, HERNia,

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Praise for The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

"Might well be required reading in courses with names like American studies."--Time Magazine

"I'm always rereading Tom Wolfe's The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby."--David Gates

"Tom Wolfe is a terrific writer."--The Washington Monthly
 
"Wolfe can do things with words and settings that few writers are capable of matching."--Tom Walker, The Denver Post
 
"The man's done the impossible. He--Yes!--understands America!"--Houston Chronicle

"His eye and ear for detailed observation are incomparable; and observation is to the satirist what bullets are to a gun."--The Boston Sunday Globe

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Tom Wolfe

TOM WOLFE is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.

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The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby
Tom Wolfe

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
November 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429961035
ISBN10: 1429961031
384 pages
$9.99

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Picador
November 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312429126
ISBN10: 0312429126
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages, Includes 18 black-and-white illustrations
$16.00
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