Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich—and happily horrify readers everywhere.
Role Models is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities—some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly appealing singer Johnny Mathis—these are the extreme figures who helped the author form his own brand of neurotic happiness.
Role Models is a personal invitation into one of the most unique, perverse, and hilarious artistic minds of our time.
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This frank and honest autobiography by underground film director and writer, John Waters, is an account of the people whom he admires and that influenced and inspired him from early childhood into ... Read full review
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I an era where reality stars' staged hysterics pass for entertainment, John Waters' inspirations aren't just "characters;" they have character. No one writes more eloquently about the "unwholesome" than he. I know whereof I speak, having been raised by opera singers. Read full review
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