Raise the Glass: Tom Wolfe


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Trad climber
Colorado Springs, CO
May 16, 2018 - 06:59am PT
Good one, Guido!

As for books that introduced youth to drug culture, I was squarely in the "Fear and Loathing" camp. Never read Wolfe's book.

Social climber
Southern Arizona
May 16, 2018 - 08:08am PT
Thanks, DMT, for the notification. (I donít read or watch the news anymore, so Iím always out of touch.) Wolfe was always an interesting fellow in so many ways, some admirable, others not so much.

I wonder what Largo thinks of his writing.
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Gym climber
May 16, 2018 - 08:16am PT
An author I missed out on. But I enjoyed The Right Stuff in film. Bonfire of the Vanities, the film, gets only a 5.5 at imdb, it must have been poorly done.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 16, 2018 - 08:21am PT
Loved The Right Stuff. Prefer Savonarolaís treatment of bonfires.

May 16, 2018 - 08:28am PT
I thought "Bonfire...." had a weak ass non ending. I read "Electric.." a long time ago, so my thoughts and the book would be incredibly dated. "The Right Stuff" was good.

I've tried to read "The Radical Chic & Mau-mauing.." and didn't get anywhere, which disapoints myself. Of all his books, I think that one may have the most connection to the present, it's probably why DT's president

from out where the anecdotes roam
May 16, 2018 - 09:26am PT
on a road trip yesterday i saw the flags at half mast.
fire halls, city hall ... these within a few miles of our senator mccain's place.
i cringed a bit. then NPR came on about tom wolfe ???

when i got home, my chosen google search terms didn't immediately lead me to "national police week."

i don't consider the gesture wasted on tom even if for a few hours i had it all wrong

Social climber
May 16, 2018 - 11:16am PT
I really enjoyed and appreciated, "Look Homeward Angel".

Trad climber
May 16, 2018 - 11:33am PT
Great topic, Amazing to a child born in the 80s how interweaves the counter-culture psychedelic movement has been woven into beatnique, dirtbaggger, rock-climber history. On the weekend of Jim Bridewells memorial service no less. I think both Tom and I know Jim appreciate where the movement is going-

Heres a link to a receive of Michael Pollans new book on psychedelic medicine.


Heres to everyones continues path of inner-growth, thanks Tom!!!

May 16, 2018 - 11:53am PT
RIP Tom Wolfe
I liked a lot of his writing, he seemed like a true witness of his generation. That's an amazing story Walleye!
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