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, September 28, 2006

For Luck

The book's about St. Brendan, so I'm posting this as a good luck charm until I finish. This is a stamp (obviously) with images of St. Brendan from two of his adventures: The Island of Giant Sheep (they look pretty small in the picture, but that may be perspective), and the island of fire---which, in the original, is populated by giants who hurl rocks at the ship. I made it an island of giants and removed the fire entirely. One interesting thing about this representation is that it's one of the few pictures of Brendan's journey I've seen that completely ignores Jascon/Jasconius, the island that turns out to be a giant fish. Not to give anything away.

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