• Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine

  • And Other Stories, Sketches, and Essays
  • By: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)
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  • Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine
  • An electric diagram of his infinitely expanding life
  • Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine
  • The most pristine white beach in the world
  • Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine
  • They had on their own tribal colors.
  • Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine
  • He thinks of his father…

Wolfe celebrated the Sixties as ‘a happiness explosion’ caused by an economy that has pumped money into every class level of the population on a scale without parallel in any country in history.

- The New York Review of Books
Tom Wolfe

About the Author

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Tom Wolfe is perhaps best known for his work as a trailblazer in the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and as the author of searing best-sellers such as The Bonfire of the Vanities. Originally a reporter, Wolfe worked in news for ten years, writing for publications including The New York Herald Tribune, Esquire, New York Magazine, and The Washington Post. In 1965, Wolfe published his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, a collection of essays about the freewheeling 1960s, launching him into the public sphere as a whip-smart and madly inventive cultural critic. Several best-selling nonfiction publications followed, including The Right Stuff, The Pump House Gang, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, works that introduced popular slang—including statusphere, the right stuff, The Me Decade, and good ol’ boy—into the English lexicon.

Wolfe released his first novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, in 1987 to much praise; the book remained on The New York Times best-seller list for over a year after its initial publication. Three of his books have been adapted into blockbuster films including The Last American Hero (1973), The Right Stuff (1983), and The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). Wolfe was also the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the National Book Award, the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence, the National Humanities Medal, and the National Book Foundation’s 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. A writer with a keen eye for style and all things sensational, Wolfe was known for not only his attention-grabbing writing but also his eye-catching fashion sense—he wore his trademark white suit for decades, donning his ivory tie and matching fedora no matter the season. He died in 2018 in New York City, leaving behind a legacy of deft, neon prose and razor-sharp satire.

Peter Berkrot

About the Performer

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot's career spans four decades. Highlights include feature roles in Caddyshack and Showtime's Brotherhood, and appearances on America's Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries. His voice can be heard on television, radio, video games, documentaries and industrials. He is a prominent acting coach and a regular contributor to the award-winning news program Frontline produced by WGBH in Boston. Peter served as director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth About Cancer. Peter has voiced over 400 audiobooks and more than 250 for children, winning 10 Earphones Awards and a 2012 Audie Award nomination. He was part of the cast honored with a 2016 Audie for The Starling Project, starring Alfred Molina. He was also part of the ensemble in the Audible Original The X-Files: Cold Cases starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Favorite titles include Toby and the Secrets of the Tree by Timothee de Fombelle, Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith, The Accident by Linwood Barclay, The Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H. Winters, the Junior Bender series for Timothy Hallinan and Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, in which he is also featured as a character.

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