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!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Lawmakers Against Illegality!

Here's an example of why I like Matthew Yglesias. For a young guy, he has a keen grasp of rhetoric that allows me to forgive his constant infelicitous spellings:

The Senate yesterday "voted to make English the 'national language' of the United States, declaring that no one has a right to federal communications or services in a language other than English except for those already guaranteed by law." So the only services people will have a legal right to obtain in non-English languages will be the ones they . . . have a legal right to obtain in non-English languages? Good times.

He's standing in for Josh Marshall all week at Talking Points Memo. Go check it out.


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