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, October 02, 2006

I'm Wikisponsible!

By the way, if anyone looked up "St. Brendan" in Wikipedia at my last post on the topic, one thing I managed over the weekend (in lieu of writing the actual book) is that I updated, and effectively doubled the size of, the St. Brendan article. What I added: The actual title of the Navigatio; the varying accounts of the number of monks that went with him; more doubt about whether Brendan actually went on said voyage (the original was unbelievably gullible in this respect); the St. Brendan Society; the note on imrama and the Irish ascetic tradition; Jasconius, which went bafflingly unmentioned in the original even though it's present in the art; and the note that Frederick Buechner wrote a novel based on the legend (called Brendan: A Novel) in 1987. Now I feel smart.

When I get to add "The novel By Dick, by David Dickerson, is another take on the myth and will be published by Publishing House Y in the year XXXX," I'll be very happy indeed.



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