I met Sherman Alexie.
He was giving a speech at my college, so naturally I had to go listen.
We went early and saw all the cool spots on campus and everything that changed, so we left at 2pm. I didn't get home until 10:30.
Maybe that's why I am exhausted.
The doors opened at 6:00 and we got there at about 6:20 -- Just in time. Everyone else came about ten minutes later. We got a great spot, and let me tell you something: Sherman Alexie is a great public speaker. He was always moving (all my pictures were blurry) and seriously FUNNY! I laughed so hard that my face hurt.
He wasn't afraid to talk about race like so many in the world are, and he did it in a funny way, but not in a rude-funny way. In my opinion. He made a serious situation ok to laugh at while he talked about his book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is a fabulous book.
Afterward, I got my book autographed and was so happy. I didn't actually talk to him, I just said thank you BUT THAT'S NOT THE POINT. The point was that the whole thing was awesome.
You should read his stuff.
If you get the chance, listen to him speak.
Everyone who didn't go because they didn't want to make the trip missed out.