In addition to the new fiction Sherman Alexie will showcase during the Hugo Literary Series on November 18, the Seattle scribe doles out a joke a day on Twitter (@Sherman_Alexie). Some highlights:
• Marilyn Monroe married Arthur Miller. That’s like Jonathan Franzen marrying Angelina Jolie.
• Can we end “douche bag” as an insult? I propose “enema.” It’s more inclusive and accurate.
• I make enough money to know that rich people who complain about taxes are evil.
• I want to be buried with a basketball, hand drum, and electric typewriter.
• Every woman knows that every man looks good in a pink shirt.
• Trapped and starving in the wilderness, I could eat human flesh. That’s why I always carry Tabasco sauce.
• In airports, I enjoy watching white businessmen get searched by black security workers.
Want to hear more like that? Alexie will muse on the topic “While You Were Sleeping” this Friday along with Portland author and publisher Kevin Sampsell; Nicole Hardy, author of Fallen: Memoirs of a Latter-Day Virgin; and Rachel Flotard of Seattle rock band Visqueen. The show’s sold out, but rush tickets will be available that day; come around 6:30 to put your name on the wait list.
Hugo Literary Series: While You Were Sleeping with Sherman Alexie, Kevin Sampsell, Nicole Hardy, and Rachel Flotard is Fri, Nov 18, at 7:30 at Richard Hugo House.