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, October 12, 2006

More on Black Nerds

Geez! In all the excitement I completely forgot why I brought this up in the first place. For those of you who don't keep track of every post on every issue, the original "black nerd" post---where I came up with it as a potential crossword theme, and then said, "Dang! No one will ever publish such a crossword, even if you constructed it"---got a recent comment added to it that I hereby share.

"My name is Ben Tausig, editor of the new Onion crossword puzzle premiering this week! You can get it on newsstands, or through my weekly crossword puzzle listserv:

The themes will be precisely along these sorts of lines."

The first puzzle was written by my friend Francis "Snakes on a Sudoku" Heaney. The second came out yesterday. (It's only in the print version, alas.) So if you're in New York or environs, check it out. Francis's included the clue "Boo-yah!" Very nice.

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