The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Author:Sloan Wilson Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title ? like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 ? has become a part of America?s cultural vocabulary. Tom Rath doesn?t want anything extraordinary out of life: just a decent home, enough money to support his family, and a career t... more »hat won?t crush his spirit. After returning from World War II, he takes a PR job at a television network. It is inane, dehumanizing work. But when a series of personal crises force him to reexamine his priorities ? and take responsibility for his past ? he is finally moved to carve out an identity for himself. This is Sloan Wilson?s searing indictment of a society that had just begun to lose touch with its citizens. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit is a classic of American literature and the basis of the award-winning film starring Gregory Peck. ?A consequential novel.?