Stories by Craig Boyko.
Quickie recap: Short stories that really span in content - from the arcade to domestic disputes, and even all the way to a post-war Russia - this book is bursting with stories waiting to be told.
Quickie review: I immediately felt like Boyko must be an interesting person because anyone who can put himself into so many diverse skins must be tolerant, observant, and talented. This is an excellent carry-around book because each story is easily digestible. You don't need an enormous time commitment or attention span, you can just dive right in and take any one on its own - you could even read them out of sequence, and that's exactly what I plan to do on my second read-through. I'll definitely be looking out for more from this guy.
Quickie recommendation: Ben oui.