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!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Diversion Round-Up

I've got one more day, I think, before my outside work is finished and I can begin blogging regularly again. In the meantime, here are a few links that I've found pleasant in the last few days.

Via Andrew Sullivan: A truly gorgeous animated filmlet called "Duelity." Click on "Watch" and then "Duelity"--you can see the individual films later. It's two versions of creation placed side by side: one, the Genesis creation story told with scientific language and graphics, and the other, the more Darwinian creation story told in biblical language and with religious graphics. The stained-glass dinosaurs are my favorite, but the whole thing is really beautiful. No matter your beliefs, go watch it; I perceived no axe-grinding going on.

Here's a widely-linked-to fake Mike Huckabee ad. It's the sort of thing the Daily Show would be doing if the writer's weren't striking, so it might help us all get through this desert. I've been expecting Huckabee to surge for some time, and right around the time that Giuliani's numbers started collapsing, Huck has taken up the slack. This piece sort of looks at the devil's deal that evangelical Christians have to make no matter who the candidate eventually is.

And Jodie Foster has finally come out! That sure took a while. My favorite part of the article is the fact that John Travolta (the other famous closeted Scientologist), was on hand to provide a supportive quote...however hypocritical.

Okay. Gotta go.



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