Winner of the “best author in a white suit” award and author of such bestselling nonfiction works as The Right Stuff and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and novels such as The Bonfire of the Vanities and A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe will be guest speaker at a special Friends of the Library reading at N.C. State’s McKimmon Center. The once-described “father of New Journalism” is on tour hawking his new book I Am Charlotte Simmons–a novel that follows a freshman coed from North Carolina to an elite northern school where . . . well, he’ll tell you.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. reading are $5 or free for students and those who purchase a book.