Wolfe takes us among noble Sixties savages of all varieties, from La Jolla to London, all baying for new forms of status. Much of the book deals with a tell-tale phenomenon of life in the Sixties: a determined retreat from conventional social hierarchies which Wolfe termed "starting your own league." Surfers, motorcyclists, lumpen-dandies, and even stay-at-homes -- everybody was doing it. Except for social die-hards in the crumbling old social worlds of New York and London, where the confusion was so great that nobody could tell whether they were really on the path to the top or just on the service elevator. Dazzlingly brilliant as a stylist, daringly provocative as a commentator, and always entertaining, Tom Wolfe is here, as always, quite thoroughly ... himself. These exhilarating essays revive the Sixties with all their energy, their weirdness, their freaky vision, and their relevance to our more temperate times. Available for the first time in years, a classic collection of essays and drawings from bestselling novelist Tom Wolfe.