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This book by Sherman Alexie draws on his life growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. In an award acceptance speech , Alexie said "The thing is, yes, the book is autobiographical. The book is my story. If I were to guess at the percentage, it would be about seventy-eight percent true. Rounding down. [...] One day I was in school on the reservation, and I opened up my math book and my mom’s name was written in it. My mom’s maiden name, so I was looking at a thirty-year-old math book. I have a temper. Years of pharmaceuticals and therapy have helped, but I had neither of those things back then, so... In real life, I picked up the math book, threw it across the room, and hit the wall. In the fictional version, I picked up the math book, threw it across the room, and hit the math teacher in the face. The fictional version is much more satisfying."

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Autobiographies famous people

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