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!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

And Now a Meme-Related Quiz

Speaking of memes, there's a thing going around where you can put virtual objects in your friends' Christmas stockings. Perhaps you've seen it: It's just a stocking with your friend's name on it that says, "Leave me stuff!" And you can literally leave ANYTHING that's 30 characters or less, type it in, and it gets left as a message in the stocking of record.

The most interesting thing about it for me, though, is that you can also click on a tab that sends you to "The 40 Most Popular Gifts." The top gifts are sort of what you'd expect: a pony, chocolate, a kitten, the inevitable coal, etc. But in the midst of all this relatively generic merriment, and in spite of the fact that you can write anything you want, exactly one celebrity also makes this Top-40 list. Can you guess who it is? Check it out here.

(Tip: As of this writing, he's #24.)



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