One Night Stands and Lost Weekends collects Lawrence Block’s early stories in an attractive package. Back in the 1950s, Block wrote a story titled “You Can’t Lose” and sent it to Manhunt magazine. Manhunt published the story and Block’s career was launched. One Night Stands and Lost Weekends includes 28 short stories and novelettes from 1958 to 1962. Lawrence Block includes two informative essays which describe the publishing world at the time these stories were written. Fascinating reading!