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!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fin De Siecle Graffito

Saw this today in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, near Myrtle and Spencer. I'm guessing it dates to 1999 or 2000, because I remember the phrase really jumped the shark when Aretha Franklin said it to that cute little girl in the Diet Pepsi commercial (Hallie Kate Eisenberg; remember her?), and I doubt that graffiti artists are late adopters.

Of course, it might also be a sign of impending gentrification run by enthusiastic people from out of town who still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. Any graffiti cops recognize the tag?



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