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

Why I Love New York, Reason #4,561

Christmas was great, I hung out with friends, blah blah. Enough of that. The really cool thing is that I've been invited to celebrate a friend's birthday later in the week at a performance of Duckie! What's Duckie? It's a kind of bizarre, custom-made ("bespoke" for you Brits) variety show/vaudeville/burlesque performance. Or so it seems. All I know about it is what I learned from this video right here, and I can already tell I'm going to love it, even if it winds up costing an absurd amount of money. (Note: The video is probably not safe for work.)

Technically, since Duckie is a British troupe, this should be listed as "Why I Love England." But they're coming here. They probably won't be swinging through Tallahassee or Kansas City or any other place I've ever lived. So once again, moving here turns out to have been a smart idea.



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