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, February 22, 2009


On Monday I'm intending to send off a check for my first-ever American Crossword Puzzle Tournament as a competitor.  (I've crashed twice to see friends, but I've never actually competed in my life.)  

Question: I was given to understand that there was a sort of off-the-menu option to attend the Tournament without going to, or paying for, the meals.  I like this option better, but it's not on the official sheet.  If I'm a competitor, going to everything, but skipping the meals, how much will this cost me?  

In any event, I look forward to seeing a lot of you this upcoming weekend.  Hooray!

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Anonymous Eric Berlin said...

$245, as per Trip Payne.

2/22/2009 5:33 PM  
Blogger Trip said...

If you go to the program on the website, at, it shows that option: it's $245.

Look forward to seeing you there! (You might want to send Helene an e-mail letting her know the check is coming, in case it doesn't arrive in time.)

2/22/2009 6:27 PM  
Blogger tmcay said...

The website lists the "Entry to all events but not the awards luncheon" as $245.

2/22/2009 7:16 PM  

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