Bud Smith

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Bud Smith is the author of Teenager (Tyrant Book), Double Bird (Maudlin House), WORK (CCM), Dust Bunny City (Disorder Press), among others. He works heavy construction, and lives in Jersey City, NJ.

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F250

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Tollbooth

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Or Something Like That

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Dust Bunny City

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Double Bird

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Calm Face

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I'm From Electric Peak

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Everything Neon

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Good Luck 1-5

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I’ve been writing a column about my life and the people I love. It’s called Good Luck. An essay a week. I’ll try and post them in a monthly catch-all here. But if you want them just emailed to you direct, I started a newsletter. Subscribe to it and the updates will make their way to you there. Thank you for reading. I sure do appreciate it.


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Juliet the Maniac by Juliet Escoria
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A really great novel. It’s about a teenage girl who loses her mind and goes looking for it in an institution. Reading this reminded me how great art can be when it’s wounded and weird and funny and strange where the heart is. Takes place in the 90s, ...more
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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I have two points:
1) In 1600 AD the word for butthead was knave.
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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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TLDR: Forrest Gump and Bubba go to old timey Spain.

For me, this was one of those big life changing books. I read most of part one at my day job last summer, but I do remember taking Part One to the beach with me. I had taken a razor blade and cut the
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A really great novel. It’s about a teenage girl who loses her mind and goes looking for it in an institution. Reading this reminded me how great art can be when it’s wounded and weird and funny and strange where the heart is. Takes place in the 90s, ...more
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Working by Robert A. Caro
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The best book “on writing” I know of. Passion, tenacity, determination. The importance of turning every page, of understanding duality, of seeking truth despite its inconvenience. This is the pure stuff. The hard stuff. Thanks Bob Caro.
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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
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Right now my wife is painting her toenails in the other room, and I just finished reading this book. It's Sunday here in America, here in Jersey City. I thought this book was beautiful. It was a painful book without too many laughs, but life is like ...more
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A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
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This was one of the most wonderful books I’ve read in my life. Poignant, funny, meditative. Concerned with nature, art, love, regret, and beauty. 135 pages ... reads like a British cousin to So Long See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell (which I also h ...more
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
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Forrest Gump for bunnies.
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On Fire by Larry Brown
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ah you know how it goes, a lifetime of reading books and most of them are alright, or even good. I have no idea how a book could be better than ON FIRE by Larry Brown. No idea whatsoever. Flat out incredible if you ask me.
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