Synopses & Reviews
Within a seven-year period, a group of writers emerged, seemingly out of nowhere Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Gay Talese, Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion, John Sack, Michael Herr to impose some order on all of this American mayhem, each in his or her own distinctive manner (a few old hands, like Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, chipped in as well). They came to tell us stories about ourselves in ways that we couldnt, stories about the way life was being lived in the 60s and 70s and what it all meant to us. The stakes were high; deep fissures were rending the social fabric, and the world was out of order. So they became our master explainers, our town criers, even our moral conscience they were the New Journalists.
About the Author
Marc Weingarten is the editor of Yes is the Answer: And Other Prog-Rock Tales and the upcoming book about women in music, Small Flowers Crack Concrete. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Details, The Village Voice, and many others. He is also the coproducer of the documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne. He plays drums and sings in the band California Wildebeest, and lives in Malibu with his wife and two daughters.