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!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Quick Lunchtime Update

So far, I like the job. I even double-checked a Cross Sums puzzle and my eyes didn't cross. So I'm feeling good.

In other good news, there's a deli downstairs where anyone who wants to can order a bespoke salad---including one with spinach as the base and fat-free vinaigrette as the dressing---and be happily filled up for under five bucks. I feel positively virtuous. This bodes well for my diet in general.

Mostly, though, I wanted to mention a few political things. First, word all around the web says that Karl Rove is likely to be indicted this week. More interestingly, ABC News is reporting that it was warned by a government official that their reporters may be targets of the government's data-mining operation---you know, that illegal one that they couldn't be bothered to take through FISA? Not because of ABC's links to terrorism, but as part of the White House's attempt to crack down on leaks! Oops! If this gets public play---and it's already on,, and, in addition to ABC News---Bush's credibility and competence take another long-deserved blow. My prediction? By this time next week, his approval drops below 29%. And anyone who still thinks this is good government should raise their hands and swear on a stack of Bibles that they'd be okay giving the same amount of unrestrained power to Hilary.

By the way, if you go to, scroll down a little and you'll find an article that he links to which suggests that Hilary may not be the presumptive nominee, but Al Gore might. (My guess: it depends on how his movie does.)

Okay. Back to work. (I have work!)


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