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!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Return of the Urinal Fly

Andrew Sullivan takes a choice quote from an L.A. Times article on design to point out something that I misinformed everyone about a few months back: It turns out flies in urinals aren't there to save money on urinal cakes; they're there to diminish splashback and keep the place cleaner.

Of course, if they wanted things really clean, they could just attach a hose or have a huge trough with little glory holes in it to pee into. That's the problem, I guess. The solutions that would really be the cleanest are also the most disgusting to think about.



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