The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship

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First edition

The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship is a collection of extracts from the journals of Charles Bukowski, spanning 1991 to 1993. The book was first published in 1998 with illustrations by Robert Crumb. The diary entries record the last few years of Bukowski's life, in which he talks about drinking, gambling, aging, fame, and his mundane day-to-day activities.

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