I am outraged and hurt people. So the other day, my wife declared Charles Bukowski "Shit" and "Morally Bankrupt". She confiscated my books and I have a suspicion she threw them out. Her argument was that by reading these works, I was trying to become Bukowski (i.e. I was drinking more and soon I would pursue a lot of women). Someone help me out here. I love Henry Chianski and need him to survive. He gave me laughter and joy. How do I convince my wife and my parents that these books are not corrupting me and that I can read them without becoming a bad person?