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!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

How Much For Some Large Funny-Looking Springs?

Apparently I live in a Rube Goldberg machine of my own devising. This morning, while standing up too swiftly and carelessly, I accidentally struck a small box of trash bags (A.) that rests on top of my computer (B.), causing the box to shift forty-five degrees and knock off the neighboring large dumb fantasy paperback (C.) off the edge to the right, where it landed on (D.) a plate containing pens (E.) and a pencil sharpener (not relevant), which was precariously balanced a thin pile of computer game manuals (E.) on the desk (F). When the book landed on the plate, this action, I swear to god, resulted in a seesawlike catapulting of a few pens (E.) to the floor, where one of them knocked over an empty box (G.) that had once contained a bottle of rye whiskey. And that, unfortunately, is where the action stopped. But only through lack of foresight! Now all I need is a duck, a treadmill, and a boot on the end of a stick, and I'd have a device that could help me fold shirts.

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