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, May 28, 2008

Brought to You by the Letter C and the Number 22

So I drove to the bank and discovered that (ahem) my ATM card was missing! Oh my god! Better cancel the card! Oh, wait...I can't because of the no phone. (I could have just told them to do it at the bank, but what if I just dropped it somewhere at home?) So clearly I needed to go get my replacement phone (I have insurance!) before I could cancel my card.

An hour's drive later, up at the nearest T-Mobile store in Albany, I found out that in order to get a replacement phone, I needed to call and file a claim. The T-Mobile guys handed me a phone to place the call with, and the woman on the other end said, "Okay, we'll get your phone to you. But there's a $4o fee. Will you be paying with a credit card?"

I've had a day to think about it (and another 3,000 words of productivity, happily), and I think what I should have done is bought a phone immediately and worked on getting the free replacement later. All I know is, I'm planning to travel into Manhattan again this weekend, and if I don't have a phone, things will be very unpleasant.

By the way, I've received a total of four emails from people. Let me reiterate: If you know me, I need your phone number. I'm completely serious about this.


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