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, September 18, 2006

Another Tardy Idea, Another Potential $1000 Or So Down The Tubes

You know what would have been a great idea? If, say, four months or so before the 5th anniversary of 9/11, I'd called the writer for, and publishers of, My Pet Goat to write a short article about how sales have been doing since the attack. Nothing snarky---just a mild nonpartisan "Where Are They Now?" type of piece, widely publishable. But I missed my chance. It won't be nearly as interesting at the 10th anniversary, and of course won't be nearly as interesting in a non-milestone year like number six. Damn. I always think of this stuff too late.

(P.S. Yes, I know the book is technically titled THE Pet Goat, not My. I also know that the word "gyp" has nothing to do with a slur on gypsies---but when conventional wisdom reaches a certain point, it's faster just to hold your nose and accede.)



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