Max Alexander (journalist)

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Max Alexander is a journalist and editor. He was a senior editor at People Weekly. Before his job at People, Alexander served as executive editor of Variety and Daily Variety, where he edited The 1936 History of Show Business (Abrams).

Alexander was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1957, and earned a baccalaureate of arts in art history from Columbia University in 1987.

A Maine resident since 1999, Alexander writes for Smithsonian, Reader's Digest and many other national magazines. He co-wrote The Arrows Cookbook (Scribner), "Two for the Money" (Carroll & Graf) and edited George Plimpton’s last book, Ernest Shackleton.

His first memoir, Man Bites Log: The Unlikely Adventures of a City Guy in the Woods, was published in 2004. His book chronicling his brother's adventure building a business in Ghana, West Africa, Bright Lights, No City was published by Hyperion in July 2012.[1]


  1. ^ Capouya, John (July 6, 2012). "Power and money in Africa". CNN Money. 

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