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, July 15, 2008

More New Yorker Criticism

While I'm trashing the New Yorker, I just wanted to add that this morning's random daily cartoon from the Cartoon Bank is probably one of the worst things I've ever seen. I'm sure Soglow did better work, but in the face of this suckiness I can't remember any happier examples.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I agree it's a sucky cartoon because...I completely didn't get it. At all. Can you explain?

7/16/2008 9:41 AM  
Blogger Cowboy Dave Dickerson said...

I had to Google it. Payne Whitney is the patriarch of the Whitney family (and patron of The Whitney Museum, I assume), and the two street workers (I assume) are discussing his son (a famous horse breeder, among other things) by his nickname, "Jock."

See? So these poor people are talking like they know rich people and need to keep their names straight! Hilarity!

Only you actually can't see anyone's faces, because Soglow just drew the manhole. And then drew curvy buildings that are unlike anything you'd actually see in New York. What the hell, I say.

7/16/2008 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, of why wasn't all of that perfectly obvious to me? HA! Thanks for the explanation -- I never would've gotten that one!

7/17/2008 10:48 AM  

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