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!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Spam Quandary Ruled On

I got a spam email today with the heading


And since it was unpunctuated, like many an ancient manuscript, I had to interpret the translation, and I couldn't decide if it was intended to be

ImproveYourPenis -- WorkTodayWithViagraPro



Both seemed plausible. But then I noticed the odd word "Pro" on the end, and that settled it. I presume I'd normally qualify for just regular old Viagra, while Viagra Pro is almost certainly designed for people who work in the lucrative field of penis. Somehow I got on the wrong mailing list. Wouldn't they be embarrassed if they knew!

Me, I'm not telling them. Now that I'm on this professional mailing list, I'm going to be waiting for their industry start-up brochures, too: "Grow Your Own Business From Home." It is truly an expanding field.

[SFX: rim shots aplenty.]



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