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!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Merest Fillip of an Update

Just surfacing again to mention the following things of interest:

1.) I'll be appearing on This American Life this weekend, as they're rerunning "The Devil Inside Me."  My segment is about 12 minutes from the end, and it's my favorite so far of all the pieces I've been involved in.

2.)  I sleep tonight on an actual bed!  Not the bed I ordered.  I ordered a trundle bed, and even though it's been a month, I'm told it's going to take yet ANOTHER month to get the damn thing together.  But they were kind and let me have the trundle part, so I'm sleeping on a twin mattress that can pop up or down, and which is still a million times cooler than sleeping on an inflatable mattress.  (No offense, Trace; it was big of you to loan it.)

3.) This should be my last week without Internet access.  Getting that back will go a HUGE way toward helping me post regularly again.  Woohoo!

4.) Im also hoping to be done with the bulk of the book by the 14th or so, which will free up even more time.  So there's light at the end of the tunnel.

5.)  In the meantime, though, huge push to make a deadline I bet a friend of mine I could reach.  If you thought I was quiet before, just wait for the next two days.  I may not even leave the apartment.

2 Comments:

Blogger Laura Toepfer said...

Good luck with the deadline. I'll look forward to your return, and your take on The World Outside.

9/04/2008 11:06 AM  
Blogger ttractor said...

gah! kqed doesn't air what wnyc does. boo! glad to hear things are rolling along.

9/06/2008 4:03 PM  

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