Eating Naked: Stories

Front Cover
Macmillan, Jul 6, 2001 - Fiction - 288 pages
2 Reviews
In his first collection of stories, Stephen Dobyns, one of our most accomplished writers, examines the lives of men and women challenged by their own uncontrollable, illogical natures: poets with free floating guilt, spouses with unacceptable sexual compulsions, farmers with midlife crises, gas men with erratic timetables. Marriages unravel, well-laid plans dissolve, and placid lives are turned upside down in this sharp, funny, and profound collection of short fiction.

What people are saying - Write a review

Eating naked: stories

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The 20 novels and ten collections of poetry penned by Dobyns represent a hefty oeuvre. Eating Naked is this master writer's collection of short stories. Pushing the boundaries of the genre, Dobyns ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

It just doesn’t get any
better than seeing the gorgeous “Mrs. Anita Pelaez” over at her and her
husband “Captain Kutchie’s” place..Some Folks Also Call Him..”The
KutchMan others call him The
Kutchmon!”…Most Just Call Him “The Most
Interesting Man In The World”….(Anita and Kutchie Pelaez’s Key West, Key
Lime Pie Factory and Grill)…Just watching the lovely couple baking together all those Yummy
Key Lime Pies at their Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill in Asheville.
…It’s always worth the trip to visit them in they’re Historic Key Lime
Pie Factory and Grill…It should be on everyone’s bucket list for
sure..And The World’s Best Key Lime Pies!..YUM-YUM-YUM….­­.”Talk About
World Class” What An Understatement!…….AA­­HHHHH!….The Magic Of The
Lovely..”Mrs. Anita Pelaez” And Her Delicious Key Lime Pies Baked With
Pure Love…Always……40 Years And They’re Still Going Strong….
….May GOD Continue Blessing “Anita And Kutchie Pelaez” and They’re World
Famous Key Lime Pie Factory And Grill Where The Personalities, Ovens And
Smiles Are Always Warm And Inviting. “Kutcharitaville” You’re The Best We Love You!….
…Now You Know Who Is The Hottest!…And Baby Let Me Tell You, Mrs. Anita Is No Act…She’s The Real Thing Baby!…
….Located Near The Biltmore House And Estate…..
….Who Could Ask For Anything More?…Anita’s Key Lime Pie…(Hell Yes!)
….Just Think, Kutchie’s Goody Goody Cheese Burgers, The Original Cheese Burgers In Paradise!
….That Alone Is Quite A Pretty Big Deal If You Ask Me. ….”Hell”,..It’s A Pretty Big Deal Even If You Don’t Ask Me.

Selected pages


A Happy Vacancy
Eating Naked
Part of the Story
The Chaucer Professor
The Cedar Bungalow
The Pity of it
Some Changes Coming
With Franz and Jane
Devils Island
Black Ashes
Dead Men Dont Need Safe Sex
So I Guess You Know What I Told Him
Flaws in the Latex
Cynthia My Sister

Out on the Water

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Stephen Dobyns is the author of nine volumes of poetry; a book of essays, and nineteen novels. His short stories have won the Pushcart Prize and have appeared in The Best American Short Stories. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, he lives near Boston with his wife and three children.

Bibliographic information