I'm not actually working on a bittersweet hometown memoir called Sandusky Touched Me. Let's scuttle those rumors immediately.
Here's the story's essence: I'm 45 and have three children. My time is spent between three West Coast cities where I produce non-fiction content. Journalistic in its essence. Two exemplifying pieces are the memoir Ghetto Celebrity. The essay Cool Like Me: Are Black People Cooler than White People?
My work airs sometimes on public radio and has been honored by film organizations such as Sundance. I've been on writing staffs of media outlets such as ESPN and LA Weekly.
My newest project is Beyond Ellis D. As our official website below explains, this book is an interactive creation.
On Kindle Beyond Ellis D is a rangy, unpredictable essay, supplemented by cool art and fascinating links. When Beyond Ellis D is downloaded from iTunes and consumed on an iPad, Sound and visual components also flesh out the narrative, allowing the story of a baseball legend to reach its entertainment peak.
If I get my way, the latter scenario will be the only way I tell stories for the rest of my time on Earth
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Son of Ghetto Celebrity
by Donnell Alexander
Donnell Alexander grew up sideways in the cramped spaces of Sandusky, Ohio, the son of a devout mother and a dad named Delbert, a protean genius who jacked a thousand identities—from pimpin’ them hoes to preaching the gospel—but skipped out on fatherhood when his son was in diapers.
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