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Matthew Dexter

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September 04, 1979

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Matthew Dexter is an American author living in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. His fiction has been published in hundreds of literary journals and dozens of anthologies. He writes abhorrent freelance pieces for exorbitant amounts of pesos to pay the bills while drinking cervezas in paradise with tourists. Thousands of articles sold for steaming fajitas and frozen margaritas. He is the author of the novel, THE RITALIN ORGY (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing) and the story collection, SLUMBER PARTY SUICIDE PACT (Cyberwit Press). His second novel is forthcoming. Like nomadic Pericú, Matthew survives on a hunter-gatherer subsistence diet of shrimp tacos, smoked marlin, cold beer, and warm sunshine. He's the Lil Wayne of literature.


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The Ritalin Orgy

3.71 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Ampersand Volume 4

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Heavy Feather Review 1.2

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Get Lit, Round 1: Flash Fic...

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People of Few Words - Volum...

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This author is clearly insane. A bona fide literary fiction lunatic commandeering lyrical and layered prose. Too many shrimp fajitas and margaritas to the head in ethereal paradise.
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The Hole by Hiroko Oyamada
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This author is clearly insane. A bona fide literary fiction lunatic commandeering lyrical and layered prose. Too many shrimp fajitas and margaritas to the head in ethereal paradise.
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Boot by Charles L. Templeton
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In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
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The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber
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The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
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Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Hunter S. Thompson
“Breakfast is the only meal of the day that I tend to view with the same kind of traditionalized reverence that most people associate with Lunch and Dinner. I like to eat breakfast alone, and almost never before noon; anybody with a terminally jangled lifestyle needs at least one psychic anchor every twenty-four hours, and mine is breakfast. In Hong Kong, Dallas or at home — and regardless of whether or not I have been to bed — breakfast is a personal ritual that can only be properly observed alone, and in a spirit of genuine excess. The food factor should always be massive: four Bloody Marys, two grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crepes, a half-pound of either sausage, bacon, or corned beef hash with diced chiles, a Spanish omelette or eggs Benedict, a quart of milk, a chopped lemon for random seasoning, and something like a slice of Key lime pie, two margaritas, and six lines of the best cocaine for dessert… Right, and there should also be two or three newspapers, all mail and messages, a telephone, a notebook for planning the next twenty-four hours and at least one source of good music… All of which should be dealt with outside, in the warmth of a hot sun, and preferably stone naked.”
Hunter S. Thompson

Carson McCullers
“Next to music, beer was best.”
Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Jack Kerouac
“Walking on water wasn't built in a day.”
Jack Keroac

Edgar Allan Poe
“And all my days are trances,
And all my nightly dreams
Are where thy dark eye glances,
And where thy footstep gleams--
In what ethereal dances,
By what eternal streams!”
Edgar Allan Poe

William S. Burroughs
“Hustlers of the world, there is one mark you cannot beat: the mark inside.”
William S. Burroughs

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Elizabeth O'Neill Thank you for your friendship!


Elizabeth O'Neill Hi, thanks for friendship.


Poet Gentleness Thanks for the friend-vite, Matthew. Hope we can exchange experiences and books' impressions. :)


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Lydia Nolan HA! That QUOTE!! Who is that wild man! (Nice to make your acquaintance)


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