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 09, 2006

Monday Monday

STILL no goddamn Internet at home, which means if I want to post something I either do it at work after hours or I do it from my girl Rose's place---and Rose has her own problems with Time-Warner; she's waiting for them to come fix her flawed cable, which has her Inernet operating at a sub-dialup crawl. It can take ten minutes to load gmail.

So THAT's why the posts have been so light. And I have to get going. But it was a good weekend. I saw Mike Daisey's new show, TRUTH, at the Ars Nova Theater, and it was very good and most inspiring. (I want to do a show now about my years at Hallmark. Wouldn't that be a great topic? I'd call it Greeting Card Whore.) I finished one of the annoying unfinished chapters of my novel ("The Floating Hermit and Possibly Judas") and wrote ten pages of another ("The Ship of Fools: A Drama In Two-Thirds of an Act"). And once I finish THAT today, the only thing left between me and a rough draft is the two chapters at the very end. I'm quite giddy with anticipation.

I was just telling Rose the other day that I can't remember the last time I was this happy. Except, of course, for the fact that I don't have much money. And the Internet's not working. But still--if you can read this, I'm probably smiling right now.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that show is called TRUTH, not LIAR.

10/09/2006 6:09 PM  

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