When I first started working my way through Bukowski's books I found myself putting off reading "Notes of a dirty old man". i already knew at this time that buk wrote stories for porno mags so i assumed that notes was a collection of them or a least something similar. when i finely read it it i was amazed. "Notes of a dirty old man" I think not rather "musings of an American genius". so to cut a long story short does anyone else feel that "notes..." title does the work contained in it a great disservice.