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!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Job Day Minus One...

What Color Is Your Parachute? has been read, my resume and c.v. have been updated, and in a few hours I'll also have clean recent examples of my work to show around. (Plus--just in case--some old greeting cards I'm proud of.) On Monday I intend to hit the actual streets, knocking on the doors of schools, publishing houses, and ad agencies, in the hopes of finding one I click with. Today's job is research, so I can plan my route and learn the names of people to ask after. Wish me luck! I've never done things this way before. But I'm quite excited and I'm feeling hopeful.

Oh--and I'm doing laundry. Never know when you might wind up being suddenly interviewed, and I want to look nice.



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