This bitingly hilarious American satire will forever define late twentieth-century New York style.
Tom Wolfe’s bestselling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress, until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward in a humiliating fall from grace.
A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class Black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City. Suddenly, Sherman finds himself embroiled in the most brutal, high-profile case of the year, as prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers rush in to further their own political and social agendas. With so many egos at stake, the last priority on anyone’s mind is truth or justice.
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"I would have liked it better had I read it before American Psycho, and perhaps I need to amend my review of that as well. In fact the reason I took off a star isn't because of the style or any of the other literary elements I normally nit pick about. It's because I could see my future very easily becoming that of a minor character-- Sherman's wife, Judy. Walking around in the subways on my way to work with the painful fact that I, in my little Chanel flats and Fendi bag, am right on track to become the cuckolded wife of a Master of the Universe who will have as her biggest complaint that the truth didn't come out soon enough-- that is what made it lose a star. I can certainly see its place in literary history and agree with the shining praise."
Meredith (4 out of 5 stars)