Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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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 14, 2008

A Dave Fun Quiz: Guess the Book From the Meme

I can't get that page-123 meme out of my head, and I'm in a house filled with books, so I hereby offer the following challenge: can anyone identify this classic nonfiction book from the sixth, seventh, and eighth sentences on page 123?

"This usually causes the cervix to pop into view.
8. To remove the speculum, keep it open and slowly pull it straight out.
When I first saw another woman's cervix, I thought that it was pretty gruesome, and why were all these women in the clinic getting so excited about it?"

[Note: that last sentence should be in italics, but--again--Safari and Blogger are butting heads. I'll fix it when I can.]

UPDATE: Answer in comments! Congratulations to Trip "Qaqaq" Payne, whose polymath credentials are still secure.



Blogger Trip said...

"Our Bodies, Ourselves"?

5/14/2008 10:22 AM  
Blogger ttractor said...

ah, too easy. you've already mentioned this book.

5/14/2008 1:06 PM  
Blogger Cowboy Dave Dickerson said...

Trip is right--it's "Our Bodies, Ourselves" (by the Boston Womens Health Collective, in this edition). But I can't remember mentioning it before. Now I have to Google myself AND "Our Bodies Ourselves" to see where that occurred. Or, I could ask you.

5/14/2008 2:42 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

ah, see, I was thinking "Bonk." I do have the disposable speculum I swiped from my gynecologist's office on my last visit, if you are needing a prize.

5/15/2008 5:47 PM  
Blogger Cowboy Dave Dickerson said...

Oh, wow. I'd forgotten about that. Now I'm really curious what the meme would turn up for that one.

5/15/2008 7:31 PM  

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