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File:Cover of New York magazine, 23 August 1976.jpg
Cover of August 23, 1976 issue of New York magazine in which the essay first appeared

"The ‍ '​Me‍ '​ Decade and the Third Great Awakening" is an influential essay by American author Tom Wolfe, in which Wolfe coins the phrase "'Me' Decade", a term that became common as a descriptor for the decade of the 1970s. The essay was first published as the cover story in the August 23, 1976 issue of New York magazine<ref name="newyork"/> and later appeared in his collection Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine.<ref name="mauve"/>

In one of the essay's most famous passages, exemplifying his style of description, Wolfe called Jimmy Carter a "Missionary lectern-pounding Amen ten-finger C-major-chord Sister-Martha-at-the-Yamaha-keyboard loblolly piney-woods Baptist."<ref name=mauve />:134


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File:Cover of New York magazine, 23 August 1976.jpg
Cover of August 23, 1976 issue of New York magazine in which the essay first appeared

"The ‍ '​Me‍ '​ Decade and the Third Great Awakening" is an influential essay by American author Tom Wolfe, in which Wolfe coins the phrase "'Me' Decade", a term that became common as a descriptor for the decade of the 1970s. The essay was first published as the cover story in the August 23, 1976 issue of New York magazine<ref name="newyork"/> and later appeared in his collection Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine.<ref name="mauve"/>

In one of the essay's most famous passages, exemplifying his style of description, Wolfe called Jimmy Carter a "Missionary lectern-pounding Amen ten-finger C-major-chord Sister-Martha-at-the-Yamaha-keyboard loblolly piney-woods Baptist."<ref name=mauve />:134


The "Me" Decade and the Third Great Awakening sections
Intro  [[The_"Me"_Decade_and_the_Third_Great_Awakening?section=Origin_of_the_term_Me'_Decade\"|Origin of the term Me' Decade\"]]  See also  References  

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