Tom Wolfe – ‘New Journalist’ With Electric Style and Acid Pen, Dies at 88

Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe in 1968 in Manhattan. He was known for his verbal pyrotechnics in books like “The Right Stuff,” not to mention his sartorial flair.   Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like …