In Our Time

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1980.

Hooking Up

– New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.



Esquire, July 1967. Reprinted in Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter and Vine.


Harper's Magazine, February 1973.

Golden Age

– Review of America's Great Illustrators, by Susan E. Meyer. New York Times, June 4, 1978.

Tom Wolfe at Columbia

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, transcribed and edited by Kirsten Dehner, No. 7 (Spring/Summer 1982).

Snob’s Progress

– Review of Cecil Beaton: A Biography, by Hugo Vickers. New York Times, June 15, 1986.

Dangerous Obsessions

– Review of The Autobiography of Roy Cohn, by Sidney Zion, and Citizen Cohn, by Nicholas von Hoffman. New York Times, April 3, 1988.

The Human Beast

– Jefferson Lecture, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2006.


The SAME Day: heeeeeewack!!!

– Review of The Pump House Gang and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. C.D.B. Bryan, New York Times, August 18, 1968.

Dr. Pop

– Review of The Pump House Gang and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Margot Hentoff, The New York Review of Books, August 22, 1968.

Tom Wolfe at the Crossroad

– Review of Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times, November 25, 1970.

Journal du Voyeur

– Review of Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers. Jason Epstein, The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1970.


– Review of The Painted Word. Barbara Rose, The New York Review of Books, June 26, 1975.

Imprisoned in the Sixties

– Review of Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter, and Vine, by Tom Wolfe, and Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses and Ruins from a Long War, by Gloria Emerson. Gary Willis, New York Review of Books, January 20, 1977.

Hog Heaven

– Review of The Right Stuff. John Gregory Dunne, The New York Review of Books, November 8, 1979.

Wolfe in Wolfe’s Clothing

– Review of From Bauhaus to Our House. Janet Malcolm, The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1981.

Tom Wolfe’s Greatest Hits

– Review of The Purple Decades: A Reader. James Wolcott, The New York Review of Books, November 4, 1982.

The Right Stuff

– Douglas A. Jeffrey, Claremont Review of Books, Winter 1983.

Low Expectations

– Review of The Bonfire of  the Vanities. Thomas R. Edwards, The New York Review of Books, February 4, 1988.

A Man Half Full

– Review of A Man in Full. Norman Mailer, The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1998.

Tom Wolfe

– Cary Tennis,, February 1, 2000.

The Man in White

– Review of Hooking Up. Maureen Dowd, New York Times, November 5, 2000.

Caught in the Curve

– Review of Hooking Up. Benjamin DeMott, The New York Review of Books, February 8, 2001.

Wolfe’s World

– Charles McGrath, New York Times Magazine, October 31, 2004.

Peeping Tom

– Review of I am Charlotte Simmons. Jacob Weisberg, New York Times, November 28, 2004.

Cry Wolfe

– Mark Bowden, The Atlantic, April 2006.

A Critic in Full

– Carol Ianonne, National Association of Scholars, August 11, 2008.


Remarks by Tom Wolfe

– Remarks at the American Society for Newspaper Editors, C-SPAN, April 6, 1990.

Arts in New York

– C-SPAN, lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 19, 1995.

The New Urban Paradigm

– C-SPAN, keynote address at Manhattan Institute conference on urban reform, June 21, 1999.