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 29, 2007

Commercial Break

A lovely friend of mine works for Orbis--a nonprofit company that provides glasses and other eye-improvement stuff for poor people in poor countries--and she wrote saying, "Maybe you could mention in your blog this great charity you know of, and how if they donate to it via Yahoo!, it might qualify for matching funds."

Because the thing is, they actually made it to the finals of some Who Is The Greatest Nonprofit? type of competition sponsored by Yahoo!, and they really will get matching funds, so anything you donate is pretty much guaranteed to be doubled. That's a nice feeling.

Here's the link. Start your new year on an altruistic note. At the very least, can we help actual human beings instead of a bunch of fucking cairn terriers? (You'll see.)


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