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Tom Wolfe
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    (March 2, 1930-May 14, 2018)
    Wrote 'The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,' 'The Pump House Gang,' 'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,' 'The Right Stuff,' 'The Bonfire of the Vanities,' 'A Man in Full' and 'I am Charlotte Simmons'
    Popularized writing style called New journalism
    He shares his name with another famous American author.
    He wears a trademark white suit.
    He wrote an essay called 'My Three Stooges,' ridiculing authors John Updike, John Irving, and Norman Mailer.
    On 'A Man in Full,' Norman Mailer wrote: 'At certain points, reading the work can even be said to resemble the act of making love to a three-hundred-pound woman. Once she gets on top, it's over. Fall in love, or be asphyxiated.'
    'I am Charlotte Simmons' received the Literary Review's Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
    One of the passages reads: 'Slither slither slither slither went the tongue, but the hand that was what she tried to concentrate on, the hand, since it has the entire terrain of her torso to explore and not just the otorhinolaryngological caverns.'
    He attended Washington and Lee University and Yale.
    He published two best-selling books on the same day (1968).
    He traveled with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters on a bus tour through the USA. He stayed sober and avoided drugs the whole time.
    He coined several phrases such as 'The Me Decade,' 'The Right Stuff,' 'Good ol' boy' and 'Radical Chic.'

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    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 107 Votes: 52.34% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 37 Votes: 67.57% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 38 Votes: 65.79% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 71 Votes: 54.93% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 126 Votes: 59.52% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 250 Votes: 56.40% Annoying
 
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