THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST is Tom Wolfe's account of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Prankers, who sought to open their minds and achieve transcendence through experimenting with LSD. Heralded today as perhaps the first classic of the New Journalism school of writing, this collector's edition was signed by Tom Wolfe before his passing and features reproductions of his original manuscript pages, selection from Kesey's journals, photographs taken at the Pranksters' acid tests by some of their famous contemporaries, including Allen Ginsburg, as well as essays by some of the figures that helped to bring both the scene and the book to life. Printed in a limited run of 1,968 copies on natural, uncoated paper with classically letterpress-printed text and placed inside a beautiful paper slipcase, this is a true treasure that warrants a prominent place on any book lover's shelf.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Tom Wolfe on the title page in his office. It is encased in a gorgeous slipcase and is a new, unread, unsealed limited edition of 1,968, opened only for signing. It is still in original shrink wrapped publisher's individual shipping box. Published in 2016 by Taschen.
TOM WOLFE (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) was one of the pioneers of the New Journalism school and authored numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, and Randical Chic & Mau-mauing the Flak Catchers. His many award and honors he received for his writing include a National Humanities Medal in 2001 and a medal from the National Book Foundation for his lifetime contributions to literature in 2010. R.I.P. and thank you Tom Wolfe for signing our books.