Sherman Alexie Wrote This Just for Me

The first story in Sherman Alexie’s War Dances involves a guy who tragically, accidentally, kills an intruder – a black teenager who has never been in trouble with the law.  Right wing pundits praise him for his heroism, left wing pundits cry racial bias.  Sitting at home, watching live coverage of the intruder’s family holding a vigil,…

Recommended Reading: Patti Smith’s “Just Kids”

Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves. –Patti Smith, “Just Kids“ Great writing, run-ins with fascinating people, and a gotta-see-what-happens pull.  What more could you want in a memoir? Smith’s voice is simple and…