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Hooking Up

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Tom Wolfe

Narrated By: Ron Rifkin, Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2000

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Nine unabridged essays from Hooking Up with five read by Tom Wolfe!

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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  • Anonymous

    Tom Wolfe has written a truely wonderful and insightful collection of essays about the state of America in the year 2000. Although I don't always agree with everything he says, he has a sharp eye for the social customs and status-seeking ways of the human animal. Entertaining and informative. I'd recommend it to anyone with half a brain who is interested in our culture and our times.

  • Tom W

    Tom Wolfe is one of the best writers anywhere. However, this is a jumbled mis-match. A lot of odd ramblings.....some have a little interest but most of this 6 disc set is an exercise in droning boredom. If the Tom Wolfe name was not attached to this work, this mess would have never made it to print/disc. If you were expecting anything like "A Man in Full" you will have a terrible disappointment.

  • Karen V

    This might be a good book, it was hard to tell because the main reader was SO annoying with his sneering Jack Nicholson imitation. After a mean spirirted and irritating introduction read by Tom Wolfe, I grimly soldiered through 5 grindingly boring discs about the history of the semiconductor industry. Does anyone care about the minutia of Silicon Valley anymore? If you do, there are some asute observations buried in the writing. Disc 6 is actually quite good, but it is an appropriation of {theft of?} observations from many disciplines and is completely unrelated to the rest of the book.

  • Wes Fraser

    Only read this book if you can stand the truth. Wolfe looks at America at the turn of the millennium and sees it clearly. He then describes it as clearly. The culture nabobs will hate it because he skewers them with their own irrelevance. “Intellectuals,” “artists,” the universities and other Nuevo Marxists who pose above real people living real lives are nicely cut down to size. A must read if you believe in progress.

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