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!

Friday, May 26, 2006

Scrabble Afternote

I forgot to mention that I really enjoyed it and plan to return. Plus, one of my favorite friends from the National Puzzlers League was there---name's Jeff, but I know him as Jeffurry---making it actually the first time in the entire time I've lived here that I've actually met a fellow Puzzlers League member in the city. Which isn't as weird as it sounds, because not only are many of us shy retiring people, but I've been holding off on whizzing around the city until I get my 30-day unlimited-rides MetroCard. Until that happens, every time I get on the subway I watch a $2 bill flutter unreclaimably to the heavens.

Ooh! Which reminds me of an easy-but-fun little analogy I came up with on the subway, which I hereby invite you to solve--

bit: $2 bill :: bit : ___ ?

LATER:

Rats. I checked, just to make sure, and it turns out the analogy is bit: dollar :: bit : ___. Which isn't nearly as interesting to me. It sounded so much more fun on the subway.

2 Comments:

Blogger Brian Reeves said...

bit: dollar :: bit : byte?

5/26/2006 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was great seeing you, too! I mentioned it at http://jeffurrynpl.livejournal.com .

--Jeffurry

5/26/2006 4:25 PM  

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