With his signature eye for detail, Tom Wolfe draws on extensive firsthand observation of campuses across the country to immortalize college life in the '00s in this story of Charlotte Simmonsa sheltered freshman from North Carolina. Upon first arriving at Dupont University and witnessing its Gothic spires, manicured lawns, and elite tradition, Charlotte sees it as an academic dream made real. But she soon learns that for the upper crust coeds of Dupont, sex, social status, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.
Tom Wolfe is a writer whose work in journalism has been as influential as his work in fiction. A key player in the New Journalism" movement of the seventies, he went on to write a dozen bestselling novels, among them The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Hooking Up, A Man in Full, and The Right Stuff.
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
March 2, 1931
Place of Birth:
B.A. (cum laude), Washington and Lee University, 1951; Ph.D. in American Studies, Yale University, 1957