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About meAlex Hutchinson was born and raised as a suburban gypsy in the towns of southeastern Massachusetts. He was a troubled child who grew into an adventurous adult. Alex has held 57 jobs in four states that allowed him to see the seedier side of suburbia. Along the way he has been a gang leader, a circus hand, a poet, martial artist, amateur boxer, publicist, backyard wrestler, a soldier, political activist and a novelist. His website is dedicated to guiding new writers on their career paths.

About my libraryI have been a dumpster diver for books since I was 21. Having grown up on a steady diet of comics, it was a big change for me to complete reading my first full length non-fiction. After that, I found the process to be addicting and indespensible. I have read over 900 books but sitting here listing them all does not sound like a alot of fun. Instead these are some of the ones that came more quickly to mind.

GroupsGay Coming Out Books, Gay Men, Livejournalers, Poetry Fool, Queer and Trans Lit, Wrestling Fans Who Can Read, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsKurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://www.myuneditedlife.com

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Real nameAlex Hutchinson

LocationCarver, Massachusetts

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Member sinceJun 18, 2007

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Hello Alex,

I recently became the chair of the Library Committee at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh. If you are ever in the mood to weed your library we'd like to have any of your items that might be of GLBT interest. We're looking for books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, directories, etc. If you send us duplicate items we'll put them in our book sale. We're also starting a lending collection of adult (XXX) DVDs and video. Send those to us if you are so inclined.

We'll reimburse you for your costs if you ship via US Mail. We'll also send you a letter acknowledging the value of your contribution for tax purposes.

Check out the GLCC Library here on LT and become a fan of the GLCC Library on FaceBook.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/GLCC-of-Pittsburgh-Library/198822544362?ref=ts

I hope you'll consider donating to the GLCC Library of Pittsburgh.

Thanks.

Dan

PS

If you can't donate to us please donate to your local GLBT Library. I'm sure they need your help too.
Had a look at your website. Great! I have recently finished a manuscript and have been rejected from two major Norwegian publishers. Now I'm kind of wondering where to go. Another publisher has recently announced a manuscript contest, where the winning ones will be published. I don't know. Norwegian is a small language. Any suggestions?
Hi Alex.
We do not share any books so far, but that is probably because I have just startesd this thing, and my shelves are big and many.
Have a good read. See you.
Wow, you hae done alot! I like the idea of dumpster diving for books!!
Someone who has had more jobs than myself... That takes a type of commitment you don't see too often these days. Keep kung fu - ing, grasshopper.
Hi! Thanks for the invitation. I'm not sure how this works yet. Your profile is really exotic!!!! And your in print too!! This is very impressive. Which do you like writing best poetry or prose?
Thank you for the invite. Add me as an "interesting library" since im holding my friends options for people i know in my daily life.

CB
Wowzers, your profile is very interesting. Like cameling's comment below mine, I was startled by your little summary on your librarything profile & on your myspace. As cameling, I'm sadly sheltered, but I also didn't know one could engage in so many different courses of life - whether or not each course ran a horrid or joyful path you still seem to have been able to get around. I guess thats something I can admire without even going too deeply into understanding your past.
We don't seem to have much in common - literature wise or in any other aspect.
So.....chyeah.
I accepted your friend's request anyhow.

Peace & God Bless,

MoOnStRuCkEuPhOrIa
Thank you for the invite. I loved your 'about me' ...it was interesting and also made me a little nervous. But then I've lived a relatively sheltered life and have not been exposed to gangs much less a gang leader or in your case, perhaps an ex-gang leader.

I bet you have alot of great stories based on your life experiences.

I'm curious though, to know how you got to me and what is it about my profile or reading habits that have led you send the invitation. And if it's just a blanket invite to alot of random people, then please be honest about that.. i won't hold it against you. many an interesting and good friend has been made by random chance.
Well, I think you're neat.
Thank you for the invite, but I respectfully decline...
Nearly every person you spam with your friend request is a lost reader.
Sorry, I'm reserving the friend status for folks who know me in real life.

I don't think I know any suburban gypsies from southern Mass who are authors/poets.

Feel free to add me as an "interesting library."

Thanks,

me.
hey Alex. Thanks for the request. =]
HI Alex, and thank you for the friend invitation. As a result, I spent the morning fearlessly exploring beyond your picture of 'Chewbaca on a rampage', and beyond your homepage at http://www.suburbanfiction.com, and beyond your Anarchy Bell poetry, to your articles on http://www.blogcritics.org, and so I discovered the real Alex - very intelligent, an idealist hopeful for humanity, and someone with whom I have a lot in common.

That was all after I took a good long look at the books in your library - (not just your tags). Somehow, (probably related to my being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD), in the process I stumbled across Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle - for which I thank you in advance (I have yet to acquire the book).

So yes, I'll be your friend, because I sometimes regret turning down an invitation to run away with a circus from a friend/circus clown; I write a little poetry, I've been a political activist, and I'm working on writing a novel. I'm also 62 years old, straight and married forty years, and can't watch horror movies because they give me nightmares. I was a sleepwalker as a kid, and can definitely say I was disturbed.

From what I've seen of you, my new friend, you are way much smarter and braver than me, but friends don't have to be the same do they? I'm going to go back to revise my profile, and be a little bit braver.
Not friending you, but I can see why you would want to friend me: It's the kickass profile picture I have up, right? I know it is. Good luck with your book ;)
I'm going to have to agree with all of the people that have declined your offers of "friendship". We have nothing in common. What I never understood was why some people feel need to spam everyone on a social networking site for friendship just so they could have some list of strangers as friends. Your Myspace page shows that you spammed everyone on Myspace to add them.
We have no books in common, we don't like the same type of books, I am not gay, I am not a wrestling fan and I don't like murder stories.
I therefor have to decline to be your friend.
I got your friend request. I'm reserving "friend" status for people I actually know and am friends with in person, but feel free to add me as an "interesting library" if you really find it interesting -- looking at the other comments here it looks like you're just pimping your own book, though.
Thank you for the friend request. I am curious why you decided to friend me, our libraries have not too much in common at the moment.

Kris
think of the water
as you drown
think of the moon
a flash of memory
and then god

sory, but time eats the living flesh of the friendless

why????

newtonian determinism
Hello, thanks for the invite.
thanks for the invite
Sorry, I friend people, not spammers.
uh...i accepted you as a friend but why did you send me a request?
I'm not interested in being befriended just so you can promote your books. That is so tacky. Go spam somewhere else.
Hey Alex, I see the two books we have in common are both SF - small wonder you invited me to be your friend. By the way, I wonder if you noticed you have two books in your collection by someone with the same name as you - what a coincidence, eh?! I don't have ANY books in my collection by someone with the same name as me! Maybe you should start a new LT group called "I have books in my collection written by people with the same name as me" - I bet there'd be LOADS of people who'd want to join. After all, if you join a group like that, others would know straight-away that you weren't the ACTUAL author just trying to flog more copies of your own work in a cheap spammy way, but were instead an articulate cosmopolitan reader with a funny coincidentally-named title in your library.

Anyway, keep up the good work, whatever you do!
thanks for the invite. =]

How are you Alex.? =]
Hi there,
Thanks for the invite, but I'm not quite sure why you friended me, unless it's for the same reasons as others noted above. We only share one book in common. What was it about my profile that interested you? Happy Holidays.
If you had read my profile you would have noticed that I no longer update this account.
Friending people just to advertise your book IS NOT COOL. I make it a point to NOT read books by authors who do this crap. LAME!
I have no objection to adding you as a friend, but I would like to know what about my profile or library you liked before doing so. I do like Kurt Vonnegut, if for not other reason than he is a Hoosier. I have an academic interest in GLBT literature. And we share Beyond Good and Evil (Nietzsche).
Hey there, thanks for the friend request -- love your "About me"!
I'm curious as to why you friended me since we share only one book.
Hi Alex,
You have an interesting profile. Thanks for adding me.
Alex
Thank you for the invite. I'd be interested to know what prompted it!

Benjamin
Thanks for your friend invite - I wasn't aware that there is such a feature on LT. All I've done here so far is list books & try to add brief comments for them. Will return soon to update my catalog and also see how this friends thing works. Best regards, okyrhoe
Hi, what in particular did you think we have in common that prompted you to friend me?
Hello and thank you. One of the books we share is "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie. It was bought for my by my oldest son, Geoffrey, when he was 12. As I was going through your catalog I noticed "Founding Brothers". I found it on my shelf but it was not listed in my catalog. I am always turning up books that I did not list. I tried to be thorough and organized. Man makes plans and God laughs. Drop me a note sometime.
Bill Rucker
Do we know each other?
Hello Alex and thank you for the add to your friends list. Happy Holidays to you!
(Found I have sent Poetry Fool 2: #135 and # 141. . . just sent another to your website. . . this constitutes the complete works of. . . . . . esta1923)
Esta1923 here. Surprised to find your invitation/not quite sure why you thought of me/not quite sure how to respond. ~~~~Just went to your website, and was impressed. ~~~~The writing I do is idle, mostly foolishness. I've written 3 poems recently and can send if you wish. Tho they are not personal they may give a clue to who/what I am. ***I am satisfied to be on LT (and to post pictures on Flickr) but do not want to be on Facebook or any other of that type of site. Esta Wolfram
Will do, when I get a chance.

-Monkey
Thanks for telling me about Anarchy Bell. I'll be glad to check it out.

Aberjhani
author "I Made My Boy Out of Poetry"
Hi Alex,

Thanks. I'll definitely check it out.
Alex
what's my guarantee? Read piece at Poetry Fool and suspect strongly it's not "unlike anything (I've) ever read" - and if it were, how would I recognize it as poetry? Originality per se not all it's cracked up to be. But congrats on putting stuff out in the world
Hi Alex,
Will take a look.
Hi Alex,

Thanks. Sounds interesting. Do you have any poetry available to read online? (apologies if there's a blatantly obvious link on your homepage that I missed)

Cheers,
Dan
I'll check it out.
Alex
Thanks for the tip.
Amanda
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