capa dura 293 pg Tom Wolfes name is now so well known that the cover of his new collection bears just that: Tom Wolfes name. No title, no picture, just the name, with an elegant design twining through it. Flip the thing on its side and youll find that its title, Hooking Up, gives little idea of its function. But investigation soon reveals an oleo of reportage, fiction, and acrimonious name-calling. The latter, of course, makes for the best reading. In My Three Stooges, Wolfe reviles the three big men of American letters--Updike, Mailer, and Irving--who cast aspersions on his second novel. Apparently, the allergens for jealousy were present. Both Updike and Mailer had books out at the same time as A Man in Full, and theirs had sunk without a bubble.