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The Best Tom Wolfe Books 

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Updated June 14, 2019 471 votes 198 voters 8.9k views 16 items

List Rules Both his novels and his nonfiction works, as well as collections of smaller works, are eligible

List of the best Tom Wolfe books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. Tom Wolfe is the rare writer who is equally adept with fiction and nonfiction, and has had bestsellers in both. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Tom Wolfe is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Some of his novels have even been made into hit films as well. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Tom Wolfe who want to know which novels they should start reading first, as well as fans of Wolfe's writing who want to weigh in on their favorites. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

List of books include The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and many more. What are Tom Wolfe's best books? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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The Bonfire of the Vanit... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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A Man in Full is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
1998-11-12
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The Electric Kool-Aid Ac... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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I Am Charlotte Simmons ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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Radical Chic & Mau-M... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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Back to Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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The Purple Decades is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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The Pump House Gang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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The Kandy-Kolored Tanger... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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Hooking Up is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
2000
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From Bauhaus to Our Hous... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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In Our Time is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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The Painted Word is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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The New Journalism is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books
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Mauve Gloves & Madme... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tom Wolfe Books