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!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

A Newspaper in Need of a Style Sheet

Seen in a machine outside the 184th Street A Station. I keep reading it as "no-one," and it's giving me a headache. What's up, editorial department? Tough squeezes like this are why the octothorp (#) was invented!



Anonymous madisun said...

any man that uses the word octothorp, is a man after my heart.

seriously. that turned me on.

12/24/2006 5:29 AM  
Blogger Cowboy Dave Dickerson said...

Glad to have thrilled you. If more women were turned on by the word "octothorp," everyone would know it and I wouldn't have had to add the actual symbol in parentheses.

Madisun, you may have just inspired a future Vocabulary Poem. Thanks! Hope New Orleans continues to treat you well.

12/24/2006 7:48 AM  

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