I'll need to check that one out, Bukowski doing short stories sounds like a great thing!
As far as Women
goes, it may be the proper novel (or novel sized) work of his I liked the least. Although I only read it once a few years ago my lingering memory of it is that its a really sad book. There are moments of dark, messed up humour but mostly it was pretty depressing and full of jaded and cynical...losers, basically, including the ageing Chinaski himself.
I think I prefer the hapless and eternally 'between-jobs' character in the likes of Ham And Rye
etc. A lot of real laugh out loud moments.
...the last stuff I read by him incidentally were the volumes of letters he wrote. The early years, fighting to be published anywhere are amazing. Most letters begin with a short greeting and the almost standard "I'm drinking beer..."
Also got a good biography about him which I'm still working through periodically.
And bizarrely enough I recently found out Glasgow happens to have a pub named Chinaski's in honour of you-know-who...
I'll need to visit it at some point should I decide to start drinking again...