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!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Quick Status Update

I know I said I wouldn't be posting, but things are going well and I can't resist. Here's the deal:

1.) I received the contract in the mail on Monday, signed it and returned it. So my freedom to leave here will arrive in a few weeks! Presumably shortly after I finish the book.

2.) The book itself is proceeding just swimmingly. I have only four chapters to write now (out of 24) and the rough draft of the book is already 85,000 words. It looks like I'll be finished on or about the 18th, which should give me two weeks to go over everything with polish. Perfect timing.

3.) The show "The Ten Commandments" just reran this past weekend on This American Life, and it looks like a theme is developing: every time I appear on This American Life, I get three fan emails. If this keeps up, before you know it, I'll have, like, 33 new fans. Not bad, especially since I think at least some of them are superdelegates.

4.) There was a fascinating post and discussion (linked to from Andrew Sullivan) about what an atheist religious service might look like. I have some definite thoughts about this, but--alas--no time to write them now, what with the pending book and all. But when I come back, boy howdy. Prepare for an essay!

Gotta go finish more writing now.



Blogger Jaime said...

Good Lord! That was Derek J. on the interview.


6/16/2008 9:24 PM  

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