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!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Two Jokes

First, there's a woman named Raquel who hosts the Open Mike Comedy night at the Village Lantern, and she's got a great joke that she apparently refuses to tell except under duress. In the interest of popularizing her vision, I hereby share it:

"We should all get together and buy a chicken farm. I'd want to call it Tuna of the Land."

And now mine---it's not even a joke, I guess, but just a really mean thing to say. But it felt good to write it down, and I hereby share it with you. It might go into my slowly-developing act:

“Did you know they use the evolution of microorganisms to find oil? So it’s amazing to me that George Bush, an oil man, would say with a straight face that ‘the jury is still out’ on evolution. I’ve never seen an administration so proud of its own ignorance. If I ever meet George Bush, I won’t say a thing to him. I’m just going to hold out my keys and jingle them and see if he tries to stick them in his mouth.”


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