Hooking Up by Tom Wolfe audiobook

Hooking Up

By Tom Wolfe
Read by Ron Rifkin and Tom Wolfe

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.92 Hours 1
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Only yesterday boys and girls spoke of embracing and kissing (necking) as getting to first base. Second base was deep kissing, plus groping and fondling this and that. Third base was oral sex. Home plate was going all the way. That was yesterday. Here in the year 2000 we can forget about necking. Today's girls and boys have never heard of anything that dainty. Today's first base is deep kissing, now known as tonsil hockey, plus groping and fondling this and that. Second base is oral sex. Third base is going all the way. Home plate is learning each other's names. And how rarely our hooked-up boys and girls learn each other's names! Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast, chronicling everything from the sexual manners and mores of teenagers...to fundamental changes in the way human beings now regard themselves, thanks to the hot new fields of genetics and neuroscience...to the reasons why, at the dawn of a new millennium, no one is celebrating the second American Century. Hooking Up is a chronicle of the here and now.

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A USA Today bestseller

Only yesterday boys and girls spoke of embracing and kissing (necking) as getting to first base. Second base was deep kissing, plus groping and fondling this and that. Third base was oral sex. Home plate was going all the way. That was yesterday. Here in the year 2000 we can forget about necking. Today's girls and boys have never heard of anything that dainty. Today's first base is deep kissing, now known as tonsil hockey, plus groping and fondling this and that. Second base is oral sex. Third base is going all the way. Home plate is learning each other's names. And how rarely our hooked-up boys and girls learn each other's names!
Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast, chronicling everything from the sexual manners and mores of teenagers...to fundamental changes in the way human beings now regard themselves, thanks to the hot new fields of genetics and neuroscience...to the reasons why, at the dawn of a new millennium, no one is celebrating the second American Century.
Hooking Up is a chronicle of the here and now.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I love Tom Wolfe. Whenever some big bizarro thing happens I want the man in the white suit to do his usual exhausting reporting, turn the labels inside out and the hypocrites upside down…and tell me what’s what in one of those jittering, dazzling riffs of his.” New York Times
“The book’s title is a sexual metaphor, but in Wolfe’s hands, it means making connections among the culture’s disparate corners. And nobody hooks up better than he does.” Newsweek
“The rich retrospective of one of America’s finest writers.” Baltimore Sun
“His fans will find plenty of evidence that Wolfe remains willing to plunge into ‘the raw, raucous, lust-soaked rout that throbs with amped-up octophonic typanum all around him’ and that—especially in his nonfiction—he can still grab the brass ring.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Wolfe takes potentially boring subjects and turns them into a verbose tour de force…his style of writing is awe inspiring.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Tom Wolfe

Author Bio: Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe (1931–2018) was the author of numerous books considered contemporary classics, including The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities, among others, and several of his books have been made into major motion pictures. He was also a journalist and founder of the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He is credited with introducing such terms as “the right stuff,” “radical chic,” “the Me Decade,” and “good ol’ boy” into the English lexicon. A native of Richmond, he earned his BA degree at Washington and Lee University and a PhD in American studies at Yale.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English