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Hooking Up

Hooking Up is a collection of essays and short stories by American author Tom Wolfe, a number of which were published in earlier form in popular magazines.

The essays cover a number of diverse topics dating from as early as 1965, including both non-fiction and fiction, along with snipes at his contemporaries Updike, Mailer, and Irving.


Hooking Up

  • Hooking Up: What Life was Like at the Turn of the Second Millennium: An American's World – contemporary teenage promiscuity.

The Human Beast

Vita Robusta, Ars Anorexica

  • In the Land of the Rococo Marxists
  • The Invisible Artist
  • The Great Relearning
  • My Three Stooges –Wolfe's castigation of Mailer, Updike, and Irving

Ambush at Fort Bragg: A Novella

  • Ambush at Fort Bragg – a fictional investigative television program delves into military harassment of gays

The New Yorker Affair

  • Foreword: Murderous Gutter Journalism
  • Tiny Mummies! The True Story of the Ruler of 43rd Street's Land of the Walking Dead! – 1965 profile of The New Yorker editor William Shawn
  • Lost in the Whichy Thickets
  • Afterword: High in the Saddle

Publication data

  • Tom Wolfe, Hooking Up (2000), Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover: ISBN 0374103828
    • 2001 Picador trade paperback: ISBN 0-312-42023-4
    • 2001 Picador mass market paperback: ISBN 0-330-48611-X

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