Donnell Alexander

Donnell Alexander

I am a storyteller and editor.

Consumers probably know me best for the memoir Ghetto Celebrity (Crown, 2003) and the story of Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No. I also lecture and facilitate. donnellellisalexander@gmail.com

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Are Black People (Still) Cooler Than White People?: A Revisionist History | Ratter

In early 1997, I lived in a barely gentrifying ’hood just south of Hollywood — a couple of blocks northeast of Pico and LaBrea. Paul Tullis, a scribe I knew from the San Francisco non-fiction storytelling scene, emailed me about possibly writing an essay on race and cool for Might, the magazine he edited with Dave Eggers and a troika of other Caucasian provocateurs.