A gifted amateur baseball player, Wolfe tried out in 1952 for the then-New York Giants, but he ended up getting cut and eventually landed at Yale University, where he pursued a graduate degree in American studies.
A scathing takedown of greed and excess in NY, it was recognized as an essential American novel of the 1980s and was made into a film starring Tom Hanks. The writer pioneered New Journalism, a 1960s and 1970s literary movement characterized by colorful longform pieces written in a subjective voice.
Wolfe's first novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, was a series of essays for Rolling Stone magazine and came out as a book in 1987.
"His work changed my life and convinced me to write nonfiction", bestselling writer Susan Orlean wrote of Wolfe in a Twitter post on Tuesday.
A prime example of the technique was Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, which gave an account of the counter-culture group the Merry Pranksters and employed experimental use of onomatopoeia, free associated and dramatic punctuation to translate the personalities and idea of the group.
Life on Jupiter's moon? Europa's plumes suggest so
Then the Galileo mission reached Europa in 1996, and Kivelson's detections revealed that there was an ocean on another planet. The research, headed by University of MI space physicist Xianzhe Jia , was published in the journal Nature Astronomy .
Asiana Flight Collides with Turkish Plane in Istanbul
The collision resulted in a fire on the Turkish Airlines plane, with firemen rushing to the scene, the news organisation said. No passengers are believed to have been injured within the crash however each planes have been left needing intensive repairs.
Mitch Garver double in 12th propels Twins over Angels
Minnesota then strung together three consecutive hits, including an RBI double by Byron Buxton and an RBI single by Joe Mauer . Cozart went to third on a wild pitch, and after a walk to Mike Trout, scored when Justin Upton grounded into a force play.
He once told NPR about his method: "I looked at the whole city first". "I carried a copy of Electric Acid Kool-aid Test with me throughout high school, dazzled by the idea that you could really write like that about real things".
"Once I zeroed in on these areas, I would then find the characters", he added.
His most successful work to date, the novel was adapted into a big screen production in 1990, starring Tom Hanks, 61, and Bruce Willis, 63.
Even more impressive, to many critics, was "The Right Stuff", his exhaustively reported narrative about the first USA astronauts and the Mercury space program.
In addition to his writings, Wolfe was also known for his foppish style and signature white suit, though in older age he swapped out tall collars for polo shirts.
After moving to New York, Wolfe settled there for the rest of his life along with his wife Sheila and their two daughters.
North Korea Threatens To Cancel US Summit
Pompeo was asked on Fox News Sunday whether the USA was in effect telling Kim he could stay in power if he met the US demands. If accurate, the analysis would show that North Korea has taken concrete steps to dismantle the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
Soros Foundation moves from Budapest to Berlin
It would allow the interior minister to ban any NGOs active in the immigration field deemed to pose a "national security risk". The building that houses the Budapest offices of the Open Society Foundations in Budapest, Hungary.
More than 100 protestors rally at Capitol, block traffic
The group says a "sweeping" overhaul of the country's voting rights laws is needed, as well as public policies around poverty. The campaign cast the protests as a "reignition" of the Poor People's Campaign , the 1968 movement started by the Rev.
Seattle approves business tax for homelessness
The only companies affected by the new ordinance would be those generating $20 million or more of annual revenue in the city. The tax that passed Monday will raise close to $50 million annually to fight the homelessness crisis.
GOP race for governor leads Pennsylvania primary ballot
Deciding on a state treasurer and setting up Nebraska legislative matchups for the general election , headlines the election . Lloyd Smucker faces another GOP challenger and county commissioner Doug McLinko faces incumbent Rep.
The Bulls look for some hometown luck in the NBA Draft Lottery
There's a 77.07 percent chance the Bulls select sixth or seventh, which means there isn't likely to be any surprises for Chicago . Philly, meanwhile, could have a top-10 pick this year, and now will have four (!) projected lottery picks next year as well.