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!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A List of Rude-Sounding Upper New York Towns

All of these names can be found on this map, which I opened recently in an attempt to find something fun to do in the nearby area. I failed, but the map was diverting.

Climax
Coxsackie
Valatie (pronounced "vellatia," as I learned from a woman at a bar last night)
East Green Bush
Feura Bush
and possibly, depending on what this makes you picture, Coeyman's Hollow.

By the way, I just noticed that this is my third post in a row that relates to sex in some indirect way. Clearly I either need to get out and develop new non-oblique-sex interests, or go the other direction, have actual sex, and stop blogging altogether for a while. In the meantime, enjoy the products of my geographically forced sublimation.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous jbp said...

what about Ravena, Halfmoon, Schoharie, Ballston? btw, it's East Greenbush, not Green Bush. Just my $.02.

5/30/2008 10:49 AM  

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