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 27, 2006

I'm Here!

Drove up for three days and finally got in yesterday. I have no furniture and everything I plucked out of the car has been tossed to the floor in dispiriting and undifferentiated heaps. But I started a bank account today and I just did a tour of the neighborhood (fresh fruit on the corner! grocery store, coffee shop, AND cool local bar in easy walk!) and I feel frankly ecstatic. The only downside at the moment is that I don't have computer access in the apartment so I'm paying 20 cents a minute to type this at my local UPS store, so I'd better wrap this up. Also, I'm sleeping literally on the hardwood floor in a sleeping bag, and the closest laundromat is two blocks away, and it's pretty darn cold outside. But I'm actually surprised at how happy I already am. Just thought y'all should know. I'll be online again, with real updates and detailed stories, when the cable company gets around to helping us. It may be a few days.

7 Comments:

Blogger Jason Rohrblogger said...

Welcome home, Dave...

2/27/2006 10:48 PM  
Blogger Tom Bligh said...

Bravo, Dave. Glad to hear you made it & that the digs are sweet. We're short one cowboy here.

2/27/2006 11:23 PM  
Blogger Tristram Shandy said...

Ah, well, I suppose the Internet issue is a bit my fault, too, since I haven’t yet returned your call about getting online. Welcome to New York, though! We’ll see about you logging in free of charge down here in Chelsea later today…

2/28/2006 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Angela Schmidt said...

Good old NYC. I wish I had enough balls to just move to New York. Congrats!

3/01/2006 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Dave,

Rock on dude. Good luck from all of your Florida buddies. My class found your visit very entertaining.

Stay in touch.

Consider posting some of your old stories on this blog- like the one about being in FSView and starting the theology "club"...

Peace,

Jeff

3/02/2006 11:43 AM  
Blogger Sue++ said...

Welcome to NY! Well done!
You have now pushed me up one notch in technology as I had to sign up for a blog in order to reply to this. Two steps, really, since yours is the first blog I've read repeatedly...

3/05/2006 9:28 AM  
Blogger Cowboy Dave Dickerson said...

Glad to hear from you all! This weird little website already feels homelike. And Sue, I'm particularly honored that you actually joined just so you could read what I'm writing. As a compulsive non-joiner myself, I understand the problems a choice like that can cause, particularly in the area of buyer's remorse.

3/06/2006 12:09 PM  

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