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, May 23, 2008

Flaming Boobies

In this post, a few days back, I mentioned that there was a bartender at Yogi's who would light her nipples on fire if it was someone's birthday. Today while cleaning files out of my phone, I discovered this picture, which is the only record I've ever made of the event, though I've seen it in person three times. A guy has bent over to blow out the flame, but you can still see one fire over on the right, which gives you a sense of the size of the breasts involved. You know--if you were curious.

I was going to post this as Not Safe For Work, but honestly--who can see anything in this sad little photo? This is why cell phones need to have flash.