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, May 23, 2006

Quick Political Rundown

Democrat William Jefferson's caught taking bribes! So both parties are now officially corrupt, right? Talking Points Memo points out the difference. The upshot: Jefferson was an independent bribe-taker; the Republicans currently being indicted are part of Tom Delay's pay-for-play system that is actually the heart of the modern Republican machine, resulting in the huge lobbyist giveaways of Medicare D, the Energy Bill, and on down the line. Read here.

I don't expect the media to make much of this difference, though. They're probably wetting their pants over finally being able to call a scandal "bipartisan" and get Fox News off their back. Plus, of course, there's all that sexy footage ...

And here's a nice link (to anther link) to a sobering article about the explosion of the notion of "state secrets" under Bush and how it's interfering with the legal process.

I should have been on the train ten minutes ago. If only my roommate would get out of the damn bathroom ...


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