Fresh Air Weekend: Roxane Gay And Sherman Alexie This weekend we talk with the authors of two new memoirs: Gay's Hunger is the book "she wanted to write the least." And Alexie's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is about growing up on a reservation.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Roxane Gay And Sherman Alexie

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Fresh Air Weekend: Roxane Gay And Sherman Alexie

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Roxane Gay is a novelist and short story writer. Her previous books include Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and An Untamed State. She teaches English at Purdue University. Jay Grabiec/HarperCollins hide caption

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Roxane Gay is a novelist and short story writer. Her previous books include Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and An Untamed State. She teaches English at Purdue University.

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Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger': Gay has finally written the book that she "wanted to write the least." The moment she realized she "never want to write about fatness" was the same moment she knew this was a memoir she had to write.

Sherman Alexie Says He's Been 'Indian Du Jour' For A 'Very Long Day': Alexie is excited for a new generation of Native American writers to come on the scene, "so I don't have to answer all the questions," he says. His new memoir is You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'

Sherman Alexie Says He's Been 'Indian Du Jour' For A 'Very Long Day'