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Ghetto Celebrity: Searching for My Father in Me

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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. Donnell unwittingly replayed Delbert’s tragedy as farce until he finally wrote himself his ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 10th 2003 by Crown
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Mitr
Jun 06, 2009 Mitr rated it it was amazing
Brutally honest, brilliantly revealing.
Donnell
Jun 20, 2012 Donnell rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
European cover. Never released.
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Donnell makes you hate his guts!
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Occasionally I come across a piece of literature so compelling it elicits an immediate written response despite the frantic schedule that dictates my harried day-to-day.

I wolfed this book down on subway cars and elevator shafts, skimming through its malcontented descriptions of soured employment, and avidly consuming the trail of paragraphs in which the author describes his relationship with the mother of his children.

Donnell Alexander embodies all of my primary fears concerning how men may mi
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E-Book Edition 1 2 Aug 28, 2012 11:43AM  
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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 Co
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