I Like to Keep My Troubles on the Windy Side of Things

I Like to Keep My Troubles on the Windy Side of Things

by Buzz Poole

ISBN: 978-0-9764203-2-3
Vintage ISBN: 0-9764203-2-5
February 2010

$10.00 USA

“Buzz Poole is a daring and original voice in American storytelling. As they veer from the bizarre to the sublime, these short pieces display startling insight and inventiveness, as well as a thrilling ability to improvise.”
— Adam Mansbach, author of Angry Black White Boy

"A well-titled pocket story collection where the words roll out like a trek across a Texas highway and it's hard not to picture yourself eating cold beer and greasy eggs with Buzz in some dusty nowhere diner."—Quimby's

I LIKE TO KEEP MY TROUBLES ON THE WINDY SIDE OF THINGS is a 2010 Small Press Holiday Recommendation!

Quick as a spark struck from a flint, Buzz Poole’s vivid characters propel through his stories and land squarely on the windy side of things—some better, some worse for the trouble, and all some distance from whence they came. As they peer into the treasures of the soil and out the windows of the gambling train, collecting golf balls and scheming from the driver’s seat of the ice cream truck, they leave indelible marks on the worlds they navigate.

I Like to Keep My Troubles on the Windy Side of Things gathers brand new stories as well as some previously published in Washington Square, Spork, and [SIC], among other magazines. This pocket-sized book features original art by John Mejias of Paping.

Pocket-sized perfectbound book with an uncoated feltweave cover.


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Buzz Poole’s nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, including the Village Voice, Print, and the Believer. He is the author of Madonna of the Toast, a look at surprising iconography, named by the New Statesman as one of 2007’s Best Underground Books. I Like to Keep My Troubles on the Windy Side of Things is his first collection of fiction.

Read Buzz's recent article on the Millions about internet stunts here.