Prose, paperback, 220 pages, from Civil Coping Mechanisms.
“Bud’s writing effortlessly weaves together anecdotes from his life or work into great art.”
“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.