“It’s A Book, Not A Bucket Of Chicken”: An Interview With Bud Smith

The stories in Bud Smith’s latest, the memoir WORK, feel like someone talking straight to you, the reader, intimate and free of pretention or tricks. Which is the trickiest trick of all. This is finely crafted writing, pretending to be simple, refreshingly free of gimmicks, showy language, or lessons. These are stories about the ordinary tragedies of life, things that are so sad they’re funny, like family video stores burning down, and working on Christmas, and trying to go on […]

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