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John John said: " A dirty little novel loosely detailing Bukowski's own experiences. Perhaps not his best work. "

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John John said: " Bukowski. Here's a poem.

I don’t know how many bottles of beer
I have consumed while waiting for things
to get better
I don’t know how much wine and whisky
and beer
mostly beer
I have consumed after
splits with women—
waiting for the phone to ring
...more "

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