Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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Location: New York, New York, United States

I'm a storyteller in the New York area who is a regular on NPR's "This American Life" and at shows around the city. Moved to New York in 2006 and am working on selling a memoir of my years as a greeting card writer, and (as a personal, noncommercial obsession) a nonfiction book called "How to Love God Without Being a Jerk." My agent is Adam Chromy at Artists and Artisans. If you came here after hearing about my book on "This American Life" and Googling my name, the "How to Love God" book itself isn't in print yet, and may not even see print in its current form (I'm focusing on humorous memoir), but here's a sample I've posted in case you're curious anyway: Sample How To Love God Introduction, Pt. 1 of 3. Or just look through the archives for September 18, 2007.) The book you should be expecting is the greeting card book, about which more information is pending. Keep checking back!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Dave Madness and Starvation Watch, Day 1

Since I'm moving to New York City, there were a gazillion titles I could have used for this inaugural post, but they all seemed so trite. "If I Can Make It There," "Start Spreading the News . . .", "I'm in a New York State of Mind . . ." I also toyed with "Ad Astra Per Aspera", which is the motto of Kansas ("to the stars through difficulty"). This seemed to perfectly capture my real feelings about the city. I love it, and it scares me to death, and the Dickerson-trained risk-averse part of my nature wishes I could do anything else. But I'm a humor writer, and New York seems the only place I could possibly thrive. More later on this. For the moment, this is just what I had to write in order to set up the account.


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