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!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Whitey No More

While I'm up and linking, here's a fun article in The Root containing what must be the definitive debunking of the myth that Michelle Obama said "whitey." The upshot: black folks don't even use the word. Paranoid whites just think they do.


Blogger dbc said...

Also why I knew this had to be bogus. First, if this ever happened, why didn't they put *that* recording out there? It'd be far more damning than Jeremiah Wright. Second, what the article said. "Whitey" was in for a brief period in the '60s, and even then, mostly in private circles. It shows how out of touch the racist Right is. They're still reliving the '60s and '70s, when they were scared out of their wits by all the riots. NO ONE of our generation--save, perhaps, those who grew up exclusively around whites and are first coming into consciousness--uses that term without irony, if at all!

If the Right wants to be sleazy, they could at least get more people like--god help us--David Horowitz, who at least spent enough time around black folks in his youth and does his homework before spreading lies and half-truths.

6/18/2008 12:08 PM  

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