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!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

It's a Subtle Joke If You're Me

Sorry for the long delay in posting. Not only was there a long weekend, but I was helping a dear friend move. One thing I did do over the break was do a quick run-down of my vocabulary poems, during which I discovered that, although I have written 70 of them by now, I had no words beginning with K, M, R, S, V, or Y. So today's poem--"myomancy"---is my first step in attempting to rectify this. I should have "mundle" by noon.

The other thing I wanted to mention, to my great chagrin, is that I have set a new personal record for denseness in the face of humor. Although I have long recognized the Simpsons' tendency to make Baby Boomer types of jokes (like making Marge's maiden name be Bouvier, just like Jackie O), it was literally only a week ago that I realized that Bart's best friend is Milhouse because it was Nixon's middle name. Which means I finally got the joke fifteen years after it was launched. On the one hand, I feel stupid, but on the other hand, I appreciate the Simpsons all the more now.



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