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Alan Wieder

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Hello. My name is Alan Wieder. It just so happens that in 2005, the Year of the Rooster, I acted like a real cock. It was an interesting coincidence. I wrote a book about it. It's out now. I'm still kind of a cock, but now I'm a published author, so F.U. Just kiddin'. I love you all.

I am a writer and producer in Los Angeles. I graduated Columbia University in 1995 with honors and once planned on attending a high-falutin’ PhD program in Comparative Literature -–before, through a strange twist of fate, I wound up pursuing a career in decidedly low-falutin’ reality television.

As a producer, I worked on a bunch of schlocky shows that critics liked to claim spelled the end of respectable culture: Temptation Island, Joe Millionaire -- you name it
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I owe my life to a hemorrhoid.

Cock-a-doodle-do. My mother recently revealed to me, just a few days into my 35th year of life, that I owe my existence to a hemorrhoid.

The events without which my birth would not have been possible, in sum, are as follows:

1) My mom's father, Eric Legmann, who was born in Hungary but emigrated to Paris in 1923, was one of France's leading gastroenterologists and proctologists, who, among many o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 26, 2009 17:24
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Year of the Cock by Alan Wieder
"Be warned--not a book for anyone who doesn't want to read about a guy and his relationship with his, well, you know. This is a very funny book in parts and will appeal to guys in their 20-30's, much like Tucker Max. A memoir that is much like a tr..." Read more of this review »
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“In addition to the cases that might be defined as defending “Everyman,” Joe began representing struggle comrades as early as 1954 when Walter Sisulu was detained for breaking his banning orders. Sisulu had attended a meeting in the Orange Free State that the ANC tried to disguise as a simple luncheon. He was convicted on a unique charge: “Attending a gathering in order to partake of, or be present while others partake of, refreshment in the nature of tea and/or edibles and/or a meal.”111”
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