Author and Journalist Tom Wolfe Dies at 88

Tom Wolfe, the eclectic author and journalist, who was much more predictable in his sartorial choices, died Monday at 88.
Wolfe, perhaps best known for his 1987 novel “Bonfire of the Vanities” and his earlier long-form reportage like “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” in 1968 and “The Right Stuff” in 1979, as well as his white suit, died late Monday, his agent Lynn Nesbit confirmed. He was a fixture of the New York literary scene and was at the forefront of the mid-century New Journalism movement with his knack for melding literary techniques and chronicling the zeitgeist, from the rise of LSD to Eighties’ excess. 
Although prolific and credited with inventing terms like “radical chic” and “The ‘Me’ Decade,” Wolfe in 1979 told WWD that writing for him was slough and even compared it to arthritis.
“It hurts every day,” he said. “These people who talk about the bliss of creation are experiencing something I’ve never felt. The only thing that keeps you going is the imagined applause down the line.”
As for his trademark suit, there was some practicality involved, as Wolfe said he was planning to just wear them out. He tried to switch to yellow at one point, but it didn’t go well. “If I

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