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, December 19, 2007

Current Events Poems: Court Forces Name Change

Italian Court Forces Parents to Change Their Child's Name from "Friday" to "Gregory"

"Friday"'s just a non-name, an
Italian judge has held.
I'll tell Wednesday Addams, then,
And you tell Tuesday Weld.

A strangeish name in Italy
Has got the courts dismayed:
"They'll mock the kid in Little Lea-
gue! A ruling must be laid!"
That's dumb. I'll tell you this for free:
The kids you ought to save
Are all the luckless ones like me
With dull-ass names like "Dave."

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