Books by James Wolcott

CRITICAL MASS by James Wolcott
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An eclectic collection that reasserts the author's reputation as one of America's most perceptive, candid and humane critics."
A veteran culture critic for Vanity Fair and other publications weighs in and waxes wise on TV, comedians, music, movies, books and writers. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Gives the lie to the belief that the '70s contained nothing but disco decadence and self-help solipsism."
Longtime Vanity Fair cultural critic Wolcott (Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants, 2004, etc.) celebrates the Big Apple as a haven for the writers, artists, musicians and eccentrics who thrived at its core in the 1970s. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Forceful nay-saying, buttressed by a few sensible ideas on how to neutralize the nonsense-purveyers."
A bit of an attack dog himself, Vanity Fair cultural critic and novelist Wolcott (The Catsitters, 2001) hoists the gasbags of the mass media on their own petards. Read full book review >
THE CATSITTERS by James Wolcott
Released: July 1, 2001

Fans of critic Wolcott, who's written some of the funniest, most penetrating cultural reviews of the last 25 years, will be surprised by this, his first book, a novel that's so milquetoast you have to wonder if it's really by the same James Wolcott, scourge of shabby prose and shoddy thinking. Read full book review >