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by Sherman Alexie

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Call Sherman Alexie any number of things-novelist, poet, filmmaker, thorn in the side of white liberalism-just . Aside from his well-documented distaste for the word, its fuzziness misses the point.

Call Sherman Alexie any number of things-novelist, poet, filmmaker, thorn in the side of white liberalism-just don't call him "universal. The Toughest Indian in the World, Alexie's second collection, succeeds as brilliantly as it does because of its particularity. These aren't stories about the Indian Condition; they're stories about Indians-urban and reservation, street fighters and yuppies, husbands and wives.

Sherman Alexie's voice is one of remarkable passion, and these stories are .

Witty, tender, and fierce, The Toughest Indian in the World is a virtuoso performance by one of the country's finest writers. A beloved American writer whose books are championed by critics and readers alike, Sherman Alexie has been hailed by Time as "one of the better new novelists, Indian or otherwise.

In this bestselling volume of stories, National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie challenges readers to see Native American Indians .

Countless other brilliant creations leap from Alexie’s mind in these nine stories. I appreciate the window this book gave me into Indian culture as Alexie knows it. However, it seemed that almost every story had some mention of sex or sexual disfunction, and after awhile I started wondering if it was necessary.

I was completely unprepared to respond with any degree of clarity to such a dangerous question. After all, we had been talking about the shrimp appetizers (which were covered with an ambitious pesto. sauce) and where they fit, in terms of quality, in our very separate histories of shrimp appetizers in particular and seafood appetizers in general

The Toughest Indian in the World (2000) (collection of short stories).

The Toughest Indian in the World (2000) (collection of short stories). What You Pawn I Will Redeem" (2003), published in The New Yorker. Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories (2012).

American Indian author Sherman Alexie doesn't like the term "Native American. What is that? It's Custer. Ahh, he better be bringing lattes," says Alexie, whose latest book is called The Toughest Indian in the World. Alexie was in fine form on a book tour earlier this year

American Indian author Sherman Alexie doesn't like the term "Native American. A poet, short-story writer, novelist and screenwriter, he rejects the name, saying that "native American" can mean anyone born in America. Correspondent Vicki Mabrey profiles the opinionated Alexie, who is both very angry and very funny. Alexie has a novel take on why Indians lost out to Europeans. Alexie was in fine form on a book tour earlier this year. On The Writer's Trail. CBS. Watch Web exclusive clips shot by 60 Minutes II.

The Toughest Indian in the World [hardcover] Alexie, Sherman [May 01, 2000]
My 9th grade students have loved this book. It's such a great book for school because it's fun, interesting, feels like an "easy read" but in actuality it hits on so many in-depth themes. Alexie does a great job making it feel authentic and entertaining while also weaving in themes of poverty, racism, alcoholism, family issues, friendships, and so much more. I plan on continuing to use this book in my curriculum.
I originally started reading the book because a local school board had decided that it was inappropriate (apparently they think 9th graders can't handle mildly off color words) and want to ban it. The board president and other conservative members of the board hadn't even read the book but were basing their opinion on a blurb they read. They'd been given months to review it and despite it being a very quick read, they chose to not make the effort.

I was hooked immediately. The author made you feel like you were part of his world even though most us have never been closer to a reservation than seeing advertising for a casino on TV. I recommend this book to anyone with teenagers. They would benefit from seeing the perspective of someone they might not encounter in their everyday life and maybe reevaluate how they treat people from other cultures.
I started reading this book because my 12 year old son was reading it to do a book summary for school. I read the entire book in a 24 hour span. It may be somewhat of a mature book with typical thoughts and actions of a typical young teen and their bodily functions but it will probably be a good life lesson as well as moral lessons. Anyway...
What a great story, it is an emotional roller coaster. This book makes you laugh and cry, makes you feel bad for those on the rez but want to be a part of them and their tough life, makes you glad to be part of the white community and their privilege but embarrassed by our racism and how alone we are in a world full of people.
I want to write more but I do not want to give spoilers even if they are vague. I have a feeling that I will be thinking of this book often and will read it again in the near future.
My best summary I could give is a quote from Junior in the chapter titled "And a Partridge in a Pear Tree"...

"It was a beautiful and ugly thing"
My wife bought this book because it deals with a tribe of Native Americans close to home. Alexie is a member of the Spokane tribe writes about himself as a young man who is a bit of a cartoonist. He leaves the reservation "The Rez" to deal with himself. He knows that in order to succeed, staying is not an option. Going from the Rez to a redneck school, Arnold - better known as Junior - becomes the only Native American other than the comical school mascot.

This book hits home about the real world and real life among Native Americans. The options are: Stay on the Rez with the status quo or move out to "white man's land" and become part of that society. Covering as a light comedy, this book offers insight to the reader that isn't normally given. Sherman Alexie writes as though he's been there - that's because he has.
This was chosen by my book club as one of our books for this month, and I'm so glad that it was, as I've wanted to read it for sometime now, yet I kept putting it off, as it is geared towards a younger audience, and I thought that I would find it difficult to "connect" with Junior's story. But I was wrong. I felt as though I was having a conversation with someone whom I'd never met, but felt as if I'd known them my whole life. This is simply put, a well-written story. Junior was a brutally honest narrator, and I found myself utterly absorbed, as I laughed, cried, and rooted him throughout the book. In short, it is well worth the time to read and I highly recommend it.
I read this book because so many of my students read it as kids and really enjoyed it. The book is unflinching in its depiction of social reality--alcoholism and violence on the reservation and racism in wealthier, white towns surrounding that reservation while at the same time avoiding easy stereotypes. The characters--white and Native American, male and female--are all three-dimensional and believable, especially the teenage narrator.

More than that, the novel is fun to read. This sounds odd, given the nature of the subjects covered, but Alexie's wit and insight are riveting. I read it through in one night and look forward to reading it again in a few months.
This book offers a unique window into the mind of teenager Arnold Spirit (aka Junior), an aspiring cartoonist and Spokane who lives "on the rez" in Washington state. Born with a brain condition that makes him the subject of constant bullying from both kids and adults, Junior is desperate to escape from the reservation, where there is no hope for a future. Education is his way out, and he bravely transfers from the reservation school to the all-white high school in a town twenty miles away. Nobody outside his family is happy about Junior's decision, including his best (and only) friend Rowdy and the racist kids at his new school.

I enjoyed reading about Junior/Arnold's struggle to live with a foot in both worlds, although the gritty poverty Junior faces at home was often hard to digest. However, Junior's voice shines through with such humor that even the darkest passages are tempered with hope.
The Toughest Indian in the World ebook
Sherman Alexie
Short Stories & Anthologies
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