Bonfire of the Vanities

by Tom Wolfe


Sherman McCoy, Wall Street bond trader with a salary like a telephone number . . . Peter Fallow, expatriate Fleet Street gossip writer whose price is a free lunch . . . Larry Kramer, assistant DA with a lustful eye on the juror wearing brown lipstick . . . The Reverend Reggie Bacon, charismatic ghetto warlord, con man, and power in the streets . . . 

“Your self…is other people, all the people you're tied to, and it's only a thread.”

Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities