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Donnell Alexander
Attended California State University, Fresno
Lives in San Francisco, California
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Here's an interview with me about a recent piece of writing. Enjoy!
EHRP Journalist Donnell Alexander Answers questions about his essay My Time in Motel Hell: Scenes from America's Housing Crisis.
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The one where I introduce The Marijuana Mavens, two accomplished women who want to tell you about safe marijuana ingestion. You'll be hearing a lot more from them.
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Please know that the second part of this series of animated shorts is here:
Beyond Ellis D: 'When a Ball Hits a Dead Bat, it Dies'
The full set and other Dock Ellis related stories can be found inside the enhanced ebook Beyond Ellis D. The download is available for both Apple
http://tinyurl.com/lhjg6lu
and android devices.
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“Like all seminal writing, this book hits every note. It’s a profoundly moving life story, a searing social criticism, an often-hilarious self-satire, and a guidebook to how the media absorbs and de-flavorizes the original mind. And nothing I’ve read before has made the existence of this country’s two parallel universes—one white, one black—more tangible or more intelligible. Flowing seamlessly between the smoothest of textbook English and the coarsest language of the street, Donnell Alexander has probably given us a preview of how most American writing will read twenty years hence. Get a sneak preview.”
                                                                 —Keith Olbermann 
Email me if you'd like a signed copy.
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Beyond Ellis D's second film is called When a Ball Hits a Dead Bat it Dies
Beyond Ellis D, Part 2: When a Ball Hits a Dead Bat, it Dies
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In case you are unfamiliar with my work.
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In case you missed "Superfly Spitball," Part I of the three-part Beyond Ellis D animated short series, it's here—
Beyond Ellis D, Part 1, 'Superfly Spitball'

For the full multimedia experience, purchase Beyond Ellis D from iTunes or Amazon.
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There's a lot more talk of race and sports in this edition, for whatever reason.
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Surfing Reddit!
 
Whoops! A software developer's clever plan to outsource his job to China and to spend his work days surfing Reddit and watching cat videos was derailed by his digital footprint http://onforb.es/VmNGrH

I can haz six-figure salary to watch cat videos?
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Writer-producer-editor
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Various and sundry
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Currently
San Francisco, California
Previously
New York, New York - Sandusky, Ohio - Sacramento, California - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Fresno, California - Chico, California - Visalia, California - Los Angeles, California - Venice, California - South Pasadena, California - Portland, Oregon - Beaverton, Oregon - Boston, Massachusetts
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Possibly here to entertain you.
Introduction
Entrepreneurial endeavors are getting in the way of my writing, and I'm liking it that way. 

I'm a father of three. Two boys and a girl. My gigs are writing, editing and producing. Among my journalistic projects, the story of Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No is probably the most widely consumed. (I conceived and executed the audio narrative with producer Neille Ilel.) My company Alexander / Swift makes general interest content and helps businesses improve their connections with audiences. 

Also, I am author of Ghetto Celebrity (Crown, 2003), a memoir about my father, but also media, sports and hip-hop. My other published book is Rollin' With Dre (Ballantine, 2008). My best known piece of writing is an essay called "Cool Like Me." 

Let's see... Sandusky, Ohio is where I'm from. Brooklyn, San Francisco, Portland and Sacramento are among the other places I've called home. LA is where I dwell, but I have been all over France and would love to experience the feel of it again.
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I'm a writer-turned-producer-turned-entrepreneur. When I'm not writing for hire, you can find me on the festival circuit — both literary and film.
Education
  • California State University, Fresno
    Journalism
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