Cowboy Dave Dickerson

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location New York, New York, United States
Introduction 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!
Interests I write humor, fiction, personal essays, light verse, and the occasional puzzle.
Favorite Movies Probably whatever's on Turner Classic Movies right now. I eagerly await the day that The Devil and Miss Jones comes out on DVD.
Favorite Music old-school country (especially country swing a la Bob Wills and Merle Travis), modern hip-hop (especially underground: Mos Def is a god and MF Doom is a hoot too), and experimental electronica (especially ambient in the Mum / Oval / Savath & Savalas style). If someone loathes the genre in a singles ad, I probably like it.
Favorite Books Mostly I prefer humorous essayists: Woody Allen, Sarah Vowell, David Sedaris, David Rakoff. G.K. Chesterton and Mark Twain are gods of the old school. I like my fiction meta-, favoring Donald Barthelme and Italo Calvino in particular.

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying "poop deck"?

Sorry; I don't do wacky shit.