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 21, 2006

Quick Update

I performed last night and got home past midnight, and tonight I see James Braly's one-man storytelling show, so it has been, and will be, a storytelling-filled week. Toss in an hour's commute and the fact that I'm trying to finish a chapter a week of my novel, and this leaves little time, at the moment, for blogging. Just in case the next few days are relatively quiet.

I will say, however, that after the show, all the performers (and my friend Rose, who was nice enough to come with me---Thanks!) stood around and chatted for at least an hour, and then Andy Christie piled three of us into his car and drove us home---which meant, in my case, from Brooklyn all the way to Washington Heights. Great company, wonderful converstaion---the nice thing about hanging with storytellers is you know you'll get good stories---and the whole evening ended feeling like the best parts of college: late night coffee shop and spring Break road trip rolled into one and broken into a short piece that allows you to get up and (sigh) work the next morning.

The crowd was small and polite, but I'm told I did well. So did everyone else. If you haven't seen a New York storytelling show, we've got great talent here, and no one gets paid, so you're guaranteed a great show for cheap. Try it on your next visit!



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