You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie

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When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring 78 poems, 78 essays and intimate family photographs, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine--growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me is a powerful account of a complicated relationship, an unflinching and unforgettable remembrance.



Title : You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
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ISBN : 031627075X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 464 pages


Reviews


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

June 17, 2017

Audiobook: The intensity The ferociousness The vibrancy The power The effectiveness The aggressiveness and PASSION..........in which Sherman Alexie reads his memoir sizzles-and burns with such force - at times 'just listening' to Alexie speak felt comparable to being in the stands with 150,000 screamin...


Brina rated it ★★★★☆

August 20, 2017

As a leading voice in Native American literature, works by Sherman Alexie are always a joy to read. Taking biographical events and turning them into fiction, Alexie applies a mix of humor to serious topics, especially when discussing the status of Native American life both on and off of reservati...


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

June 09, 2017

I have only read one previous book by this author, his rather well known The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Never knew how autobiographical it really was, but after reading this I can definitely see where he was coming from. Searing in it's honestly, this is a powerful telling of hi...


Julie rated it ★★★★★

September 11, 2017

I read You Don't Have to Say You Love Me back in June, and since then I've felt weirdly possessive of it. Whenever I saw someone else on Goodreads was reading it, I'd think indignantly, "HEY! Someone else is reading MY book!" And when I saw that someone else had reviewed it, I'd think, "HEY! What...


Rachel rated it ★★★★★

June 09, 2017

I'm so picky when it comes to memoirs, but this one is truly something special. Sherman Alexie blends poetry and prose with a healthy dose of humor and gut-wrenching honesty. I loved how this book basically took everything great from his other work, put it in a blender, and added a wallop of nake...


Erin rated it ★★★★★

September 21, 2017

I can not imagine what it must feel like to grow up not feeling loved by your mother and even hating her. It just must be the worst feeling in the world. In You Don't Have to Say You Love Me award winning author Sherman Alexie attempts to come to terms with his relationship with an abusive and me...


Donalyn rated it ★★★★★

July 22, 2017

Stunning. NBA contender. Don't miss this one.


Trish rated it ★★★☆☆

October 10, 2017

I'd never read Sherman Alexie's first great breakout book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I'm not sure why. I was interested; perhaps I was saving it. Instead I chose to read at this time his new memoir which could also be read as a eulogy for his mother. His upbringing sounds l...


Chrissie rated it ★★★★☆

July 31, 2017

This book is sure to give you an emotional ride, particularly if you listen to the audiobook read by the author. It is read with passion. Prose poetry is what is delivered. He knows better than anyone which word to emphasize, where to pause, where involuntarily laughter erupts and where tears com...


Diana rated it ★★★★★

September 07, 2017

This is one of the best books I've ever read. In my life. Several books over the years have made me laugh out loud, but I laughed so hard and so loudly at one point early on in this book that it made the dog yowl. Several books over the years have made me cry, but not in quite the same way that I c...





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