From his 1968 nonfiction work, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test", which examined the lifestyle of LSD advocate Ken Kesey and his counterculture compatriots, to his 1979 book "The Right Stuff" that focused on the first American astronauts and the Mercury space program, Wolfe's nonfiction books plunged readers into real-life situations that often read like novels.
His death on Monday was confirmed by his agent, Ms Lynn Nesbit, who said Wolfe had been hospitalised in a Manhattan hospital with an infection. I didn't consciously model my first novel, "Turn of the Century", on Mr. Wolfe's first novel, "The Bonfire of the Vanities", but I was a middle-aged magazine journalist, and it was a big, panoramic social comedy set in NY about the media and rich people and failure, so when half the reviews and articles compared it to "Bonfire", I just shut up and smiled. Bonfire, a best-seller that was a much-revised version of a serial he wrote for Rolling Stone, portrayed class struggles in New York City against a backdrop of Wall Street ambition, racial stress and yellow journalism.
The period adventure comedy about rivals of explorers Lewis and Clark grossed just $6 million and earned a rare F grade from Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman, who concluded: "It's as bad as any comedy I've seen in the post-'Animal House' era, right down there with the worst of Dan Aykroyd and the scripts Pauly Shore must have turned up his nose at".
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"I thought so many times about what went wrong", DiNovi said in the book.
In this way, Wolfe was a pioneer of storytelling and creative nonfiction whose influence is still felt today.
"My co-writer was a different Tom Wolfe, of course", Nutter told TheWrap via email. He'd worked in traditional journalism through the 1950s; the custom-car subculture brought him to the crisis moment necessary to innovation. He had two children.