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!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Don't Watch This Movie, I Guess ...

...But go to Rotten and read the blurbs for The Covenant! It's currently rated at an amazingly meager 03% positive reviews (beaten, this year, only by Zoom, which holds the record at zero). Here are some of my favorite quotes:

"Essentially, Covenant is about young, wet, 'CW' ready underwear models running around hurling 'magical' gelatin blobs at each other while they compete for screen time with their own abs."

"This sort of thing might work as a desperation rental -- like if you've been injected with poison and must keep watching incredibly lame movies or die ..."

and, my favorite:

"Movies like this are why we have eyelids."

I'm planning to write another chapter of the long dormant By Dick! this weekend, which will put me only two or three chapters away from a basically finished (albeit very rough) draft. Wish me luck! I'm hoping to have the whole thing done before National Novel Writing Month.



Blogger Ellen said...

And yet, "The Covenant" has already made more than "Wordplay" (95% Rotten Tomatoes).

Where is the justice?

9/16/2006 12:46 AM  
Blogger Cowboy Dave Dickerson said...

Expecting justice from the box office is, I fear, like expecting justice from the mob. That's why we're supposed to choose our judges more carefully than our Presidents.

By the way, "The Covenant" dropped to 2% when I wasn't looking. You're right---you all deserved a lot more money.

9/19/2006 7:06 AM  

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