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Sherman Alexie on Success: 'I'm almost a rock star'

Author/poet/director/screenwriter/comedian/mullet-admirer Sherman Alexie says he is his biggest critic.

"'Smoke Signals' comes on cable all the time and I have to flee," he said recently.

But the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene rabble-rouser says he is rather pleased with all of his success. From directing movies to writing best-sellers, he's been a hit with the crowds.

"I figured I'd have a good career but nothing like this. I'm almost a rock star," he told The Arizona Daily Star.

Alexie is making several appearances during the Tucson Poetry Festival this week.

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Indian author Alexie will be all over city's Poetry Festival (The Arizona Daily Star 2/17)

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