I appreciate finding quotations from authors or others, that I simply don’t know. The quotation by Sherman Alexie is one of them.
Sherman was born in 1966 and has strong Native American ancestry. I’ve done a little research online, and I couldn’t help chuckle at the front page of Sherman’s own homepage. It says:
My conclusion is that Sherman definitely has humor.
I find it interesting that the study of Sherman’s books was banned in Arizona schools in 2012. The mere notion of banning books is archaic to me, even more so when the author is award winning.
Sherman’s books, which include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007) and War Dances (2009) – winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, explore despair, poverty, violence and alcoholism in Native Americans.