Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them such bestselling contemporary classics as THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST, THE RIGHT STUFF,THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES, A MAN IN FULLand I AM CHARLOTTE SIMMONS. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He received the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in New York City.