WORK, by Bud Smith

WORK, by Bud Smith

Civil Coping Mechanisms
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Prose, paperback, 220 pages, from Civil Coping Mechanisms.

“Bud’s writing effortlessly weaves together anecdotes from his life or work into great art.”

-The Rumpus

“Bud Smith is one of the only writers I don’t mind hanging out with in real life. I’ve seen Bud Smith sober and I’ve seen Bud Smith drunk. He’s great either way.”

-Scott McClanahan, author of The Sarah Book

“Refreshing. Bud is a good one.”

-Otherppl with Brad Listi

“Bud is the happy prophet of the stupid world. He’s Walt Whitman only married and working on an oil refinery.”

-Kevin Maloney, author of Cult of Loretta

WORK is a portrait of Bud Smith’s years working construction. It’s about his hilarious blue-collar family. It’s about growing up in a campground in NJ, skipping college, and moving to NYC on a drunken whim. It’s about making art even if that means writing a novel during 1000 consecutive lunch breaks.

Bud Smith is the author of Dust Bunny City (Disorder Press) and F-250 (Piscataway House). He works heavy construction and lives in New Jersey.


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