Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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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!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ethics: A Powerful Stumbling Block!

A few years ago, after hearing about how manipulative and unprincipled Microsoft is, I decided, when buying my new computer, to get Word Perfect instead of MS Word. Bill Gates may take over the planet, I reasoned, but he won't be doing it with my money!

Now that I have a book proposal to send out, it turns out that the only format that any agent or publisher will take seems to be Microsoft Word. So I have to retranslate everything I've written into The Language Of Evil. *Sigh.* I thought the prospect of a monetary advance would sweeten the experience, but I can still smell the Sellout on my clothes.

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Blogger Toonhead_NPL said...

And why did you get a Macintosh, pray tell?

We even have Microsoft Office (formats exactly the same as the Windows version) and now that they're running on Intel chips you can even run Windows.

(I won't rest until I've converted the world! Glory be unto Steve Jobs!)

1/03/2007 7:23 AM  
Blogger Jas P. said...

I stopped worrying about Bill Gates taking over the world and learned to love his philanthropy.

I figure I'm curing malaria by using Microsoft Word.

1/11/2007 11:14 AM  

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