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, February 20, 2007

Really Unfortunate Sticker Placement

At Best Buy, 6th Avenue and 23rd.

This is another reason why I love cell phone cameras. About eight years ago at Hallmark I saw a similar thing: in our periodicals library, there was a February issue of YM that showed a young teen girl happily canoodling with a deliriously grinning boy, and the largest caption on the cover read, "It's V-Day!" The mailing label covered up the a and the y, but not the exclamation point. Would have been hilarious to save, but I didn't have a camera phone then. So instead I just called all my nearby friends to come by and look at it, one at a time. Now all we have is our memories.



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