Hooking Up

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Hooking Up
First edition
Author Tom Wolfe
Country United States
Language English
Genre New Journalism
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 293
ISBN 0-374-10382-8
LC Class PS3573.O526 H66 2000

Hooking Up is a collection of essays and a novella by American author Tom Wolfe, a number of which were earlier published in popular magazines.[1]

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


Hooking Up[edit]

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

The Human Beast[edit]

Vita Robusta, Ars Anorexica[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

The New Yorker Affair[edit]

  • 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[edit]


  1. ^ Wolfe, Tom (2000). Hooking Up. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374103828.