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!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Tolkien Help Requested ...

The good news is that I found all sixty of my favorite cartoons, back when I was writing them tiny and trying to syndicate in papers! I can now redraw them in larger New Yorker style in complete confidence that I'm not leaving any out.

The bad news is that I was hoping to give a copy of my essay "J.R.R. Tolkien's Literary Offenses" to my good-natured Tolkien-worshipping roomie, but I can' t seem to find it, either in paper form among my files or anywhere on my computer. I've looked for an hour and I'm frustrated. (That's how I found the cartoons, though, so it's not a total loss.)

I know I submitted an early version of the essay to everyone on my Dave Update List. If any of you on that list still has a copy, could you send it to me? I'd be awfully grateful. Thanks!


Done. Thanks, Trip! Trip Payne, everybody. Look for him in Wordplay, the terrific crossword documentary that's making all the rounds. In the film, he's the only member of the crossword community who seems to have a happy domestic life. It gives hope to us all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're welcome. But let's not forget Al Sanders, too -- we see plenty of footage of his wife and kids at home.

5/27/2006 10:08 PM  

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