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, March 12, 2008

Elna at the Rejection Show

I'm going to the Rejection Show at the UCB Theater tonight, and while looking for the time of the performance (8:00), I came across this clip, which I hope shows up, of Elna Baker, devout Mormon comedienne, performing at the Rejection Show, and doing so with the first story I ever saw her do, which won the Moth Slam that night. It's not a perfect recording (at least, I got some hiccups), but it's a good example of her humor, which everyone should know about. It's ten minutes long, and (as you might expect) basically safe for work. Enjoy.



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