Synopses & Reviews
Classic Wolfe, a funny, irreverent, and "delicious" (The Wall Street Journal
) dissection of class and status by the master of New Journalism.
"On the night of January 4, 1970, Maestro and Mrs. Leonard Bernstein threw a bash in their thirteen-room park Avenue pad to raise money for the Black Panthers Defense Fund. New York society will probably never play Lady Bountiful in quite the same way again, because among the Beautiful People present was Tom Wolfe, pop sociologist and parajournalist supreme."--Book World
The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongrous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment.
About the Author
is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff
, and I Am Charlotte Simmons
. He lives in New York City.