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!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Fun With Wordplay

The documentary Wordplay is now in theaters across the country, and you should absolutely see it. It's been lovingly reviewed almost everywhere, and you don't have to love crossword puzzles to enjoy it. As a longtime puzzle constructor, however, I had the weird experience of watching and realizing that, with the exception of the celebrity interviewees, I knew damn near every single person in every single shot.

Anyway, one of the stars of the movie is my friend Trip Payne, who also knows everyone in the film, and he's compiled a hilarious review of the film where he's pieced together every error anyone has made in all the reviews he's read. Maybe you should see the movie first, but trust me: if you know the film, these factual errors are hilarious.


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