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Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Tom Wolfe

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongrous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment.

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"What Tom Wolfe has done is create an appallingly funny, cool, small, deflative two-scene social drama about America's biggest, hottest, and most perplexing problem--the confrontation between Black Rage and White Guilt."--Time magazine

"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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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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Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Tom Wolfe

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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