Post Office (Paperback)

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I once worked at the post office myself as a city carrier assistant during the holiday season. It was the worst job I’ve ever had but while I was there I realized it was pure literary gold; if Bukowski hadn’t beaten me to the punch I might have authored a book similar to this myself. In this novel Bukowski draws upon his own experiences from working at the post office to deliver this highly entertaining and humorous insider’s account of what it’s like to deliver mail. I made sure to include Bukowski in my staff picks because I’m of the opinion that he’s one of the most honest writers there ever was. --Andrew

— From Staff Pics - Andrew


"It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers. This classic 1971 novel--the one that catapulted its author to national fame--is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061177576
ISBN-10: 0061177571
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Pages: 196
Language: English