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 26, 2007

Memories of 2007: The Jumper

Somewhere around 5th Avenue and 27th Street. Back in August I was walking to the This American Life studios to record a story, and I saw a big crowd, with police tape, ambulances, and people idly looking up at this building. Turns out they had a jumper--some guy who was walking back and forth in a state of agitation, threatening to leap. It was only about four stories up (sorry I didn't get the top of the building in the picture), and when I saw that enormous inflatable pillow (They exist! How cool!) I decided not to worry. I just took the picture and had to move on. (Things to do! People to see!) I never found out what happened. Did anyone hear anything?
LATER: Obviously this was 6th Avenue. I should learn to read signs.



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