Scott Kelly Remembers Tom Wolfe, the Writer Who Made Reality Remarkable

May 18, 12:07 PM

The day I walked out of a bookstore with Tom Wolfe's [tempo-ecommerce src="" title="The Right Stuff" context="body"], I'd only meant to buy some gum. But there it was on the shelf, and it looked interesting, so I took my gum money and bought the book. As I lay on my unmade college dorm bed reading about the pilots who became the first U.S. astronauts, I discovered something I'd never had: an ambition.