You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

Read by the author, Sherman Alexie, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me is moving, funny, personal. Alexie writes about his family, his community, and himself. He writes about public performance as the place where he can be the most unguarded, the most vulnerable. He writes about rape and the looming presence on native lands, Native American people. He writes about rape culture. All of which started sounding different when I learned midway through the book of his own MeToo history.

Other perspectives:

  1. Lorraine Berry for the Guardian
  2. Beth Kephart for the Chicago Tribune

Logistics: I checked out the audiobook from the library and listened to it via Libby. I walked the dog and took pictures, listening during sunrise and late afternoon. Book 04 finished 18 January.

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