A new book of Charles Bukowski’s writing just came out in late July, and I’m lucky enough to have read it. It has some useful lessons for students of business as well as budding writers.
On Writing, is a collection of letters, or fragment’s thereof, he wrote throughout his long career. Many of them have never before been published. In case it’s slipping your mind, among many other things, Bukowski wrote Ham on Rye, a working class answer to Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.
The letters are superb. What interests me for this column is what you can learn if you are in business.