Bourbon Cowboy

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

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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!

Monday, February 20, 2006

I Almost Forgot in All the Armageddon . . .

Just so you all know, I defended my dissertation on February 15th. It went fine, and I went from being ABDD (All But Dissertation Defense) to DFAPP (Doctor For All Practical Purposes). It becomes official in April, Lord willing and I get all the signatures and papers in. To quote my major professor, "At best, this part of the process is a joke. This is one of those times." My committee members all loved my book, couldn't wait for it to get published, and I walked out feeling like the unusually talented writer I apparently am. I also walked out with a list of agents to look into (Warren Frazier, Alex Glass, Sloan Harris, Amy Williams, Irene Kolnick, Gail Hochman---I'm writing this all down so I have someplace to look in case I lose the napkin) and a rather strange feeling of calm. No postpartum depression, no relief per se; just a quiet sense of having checked off a long-awaited thing-to-do from some list of uncharacteristically responsible behaviors. Anyway, I just thought I'd mention it. I await the requisite mazel tovs and skoals.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Angela said...

Wow! Well the good news is, your story made for some good writing. I remember all the fun stuff at FSU. Ben (the husband) lost his FSU card three times. I on the other hand still have my original. How lame?

2/21/2006 2:45 PM  

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