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!

Friday, December 15, 2006

I play Scrabble online via WordBiz. This much many of you know. What most of you don't know is that I'm slowly climbing to the point of having a 1400 rating. And also, that among the options I have in my settings, I have "Always show tiles in alphabetical order."

This matters because two nights ago, while shooting for the big 1400, I instead got my ass handed to me by someone named "legochamp." And in the very last draw of the game, the computer seemed to be reading my mind. Check out my rack at the top of the screen.

It's moments like this that camera phones are made for.

P.S. In my final play, I hooked TOILS onto BAY, for 15 lousy points. I wonder now if it wouldn't have been smarter to play OS, forming OKA and PAVEMENTS, for something like 24. Probably not (because then legochamp would have scored points, probably gone out, and cost me 6), but it's certainly a more interesting play.



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