Today we celebrate the 1931 birthday of author Tom Wolfe who became a hero of the counterculture with the 1968 publication of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test — an experimental report on the drug culture surrounding Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Wolfe is a New Journalism pioneer whose use of fictional devices in his non-fiction reporting represented a literary breakthrough that found Wolfe aligned with lions like Hunter S. Thompson, Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Terry Southern and Norman Mailer.
Here’s The Word According to Tom Wolfe…
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