Sherman Alexie quotes, anecdotes and one-liners

  Noted Native American author Sherman Alexie spoke in Lakewood recently as part of the Pierce County READS program. During his 90-minute speech and question and answer time, he gave plenty of soundbites sure to rile up nearly anyone. Alexie is both an irreverent and powerful speaker, using coarse language and not caring about offending people…

Sherman Alexie on books, life and editors

After waking up from brain surgery to remove a tumor recently, Sherman Alexie was in his hospital room and his Indian doctor was at his bedside. Alexie turned to him and said, “I bet this is the first time an Indian has scalped an Indian.” No one laughed. The doctor just stared at him. Alexie…