Transgressive, monumental poet Charles Bukowski was no stranger to drudgery, alcohol, and writing. Reading about his exploits and hard living, it is easy to think of him as indestructible. In back alleys and flophouses, Bukowski always spoke of facing down everything, always taking on the fight.
But even Charles Bukowski got depressed. And when depression got in the way of his spirit? Here’s what he did.