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!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Calling All Word-Geek New Yorkers!

My friend Charlie just informed me that Ammon Shea (who followed in the footsteps of A.J. Jacobs in The Know-It-All) read the entire OED and wrote a book about it called Reading the OED. (That must have been a short title meeting.)

On Monday night at 7 he's talking about it with OED Editor-at-Large Jesse Sheidlower at McNally Jackson Booksellers, at 52 Prince Street in Soho. I will totally be there, if only because he used the same idea I had when I read The Know-It-All. But I thought, "It's such an obvious knockoff idea, who would buy it?" Obviously Mr. Shea was unswayed. I should have had more faith.

UPDATE: Turns out I won't make it after all. A friend is in town. If anyone else goes, let me know how it was? Thanks!


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