If you are of a certain age, you remember The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (Ken Kesey and the pranksters) , Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (The custom car movement). To say nothing of The Right Stuff !! OMG! He was SO MUCH MORE than his later fictional books like Bonfire of the Vanities! Wolfe lived in New York City with his wife Sheila, who designs covers for Harper's Magazine. They had two children: a daughter, Alexandra, and a son, Tommy. Tom Wolfe died in Manhattan on May 14, 2018 at the age of 88 RIP Tom Wolfe - glad you were here - we WILL miss you!