Hooking Up

American Literature Criticism

Author: Tom Wolfe

In Hooking Up, Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast observing ‘the lurid carnival actually taking place in the mightiest country on earth in the year 2000.’ From teenage sexual manners and mores to fundamental changes in the way human beings now regard themselves thanks to the hot new fields of genetics and neuroscience; from his legendary profile of William Shawn, editor….Read More

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I am Charlotte Simmons

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