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(March 2, 1931- ) Born Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. in Richmond, Virginia; educated at Washington and Lee University and Yale, receiving a Ph.D. in American Studies in 1957. Began career in journalism as reporter for Springfield, Massachusetts, Union (1956-59); worked subsequently as Washington Post reporter and Latin American correspondent (1959-62), New York Herald-Tribune city reporter (1962-66), contributing editor for New York (1968-76) and Esquire magazines (1977- ), and Harper's contributing artist (1978-81). His books include The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965), The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968), The Pump House Gang (1968), Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers (1970), The Painted Word (1975), Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine (1976), The Right Stuff (1979), In Our Time (1980), From Bauhaus to Our House (1981), The Purple Decades: A Reader (1982), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987), A Man in Full (1998), and Hooking Up (2000).