A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book. "People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk . . . . drink half the night. A long distance operator from Newburgh, N.Y. sends me money. She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well. I hear from a madman who calls himself 'King Arthur' and lives on Vine Street in Hollywood and wants to help me write my column. A doctor comes to my door: 'I read your column and think I can help you. I used to be a psychiatrist.' I send him away . . ." "Bukowski writes like a latter-day Celine, a wise fool talking straight from the gut about the futility and beauty of life . . ." —Publishers Weekly "These disjointed stories gives us a glimpse into the brilliant and highly disturbed mind of a man who will drink anything, hump anything and say anything without the slightest tinge of embarassment, shame or remorse. It's actually pretty hard not to like the guy after reading a few of these semi-ranting short stories." —Greg Davidson, curiculummag.com Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp (Black Sparrow, 1994), Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 (1993), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992). Other Bukowski books published by City Lights Publishers include More Notes of a Dirty Old Man, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town, Tales of Ordinary Madness, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook, and Absence of the Hero. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994.
"Monsters do exist, though many parents can't see them. I knew one called Bernie. He groomed me and led me away from home." It's been all over the news lately. Teenagers running away from home. Groomed and snatched from the nest by predators, before they get chance to spread their wings. Regardless of culture or social class, it's happening everywhere; online, in schools, clubs and societies. It happened to me, Moll. This is my true story, a harrowing account of my stolen youth, and my journey to take it back. A story of the ones who overlooked my situation, and a story dedicated to those who made a difference to my life. I lived in that squalid mobile home for two and a half years with my abuser. I even married him because I felt I had no way out. From the mind games of my father, to the open arms of Bernie, I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. I was helpless for a short time, but never hopeless.
The way of the dirty old man is a mysterious one. Now with this book, you can explore the mysteries yourself, and enjoy the knowledge that is sure to be found. In every 17 syllable gem, and the many beautiful illustrations included, you'll find incredible insight into the world of dirty old men, and the way of their life.
WARNING: 5200+ WORD HARDCORE EROTICA - ADULTS ONLY Married older guy Al's finally decided to explore a side of him that he's been repressing for years with the help of Jerry, a young man he met online. But will he be able to go through with it - and will his wife find out? EXCERPT: “C’mon, Al. There’s only one way for you to really know. Just try it once with me. If you don’t like it, then fine, we’ll forget the whole thing. It’s entirely your choice, and what have you got to lose? Nobody else is going to find out. Well, unless you tell them...”
Dropping out of rabbinical school when a counseling session goes awry, twenty-five-year-old Rachel Block takes a bartending job in her brownstone Brooklyn neighborhood, falls in love with a non-Jewish screenwriter, and witnesses the second childhoods of her parents. 50,000 first printing.