Role models /

Waters, John, 1946-

Role models / John Waters. - 1st ed. - New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. - 304 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

Johnny and me -- The kindness of strangers -- Leslie -- Rei Kawakubo -- Baltimore heroes -- Bookworm -- Little Richard, happy at last -- Outsider porn -- Roommates -- Cult leader.

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. This book is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities--some famous, some unknown, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, the owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to playwright Tennessee Williams; from atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair to insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from English novelist Denton Welch to timeless singer Johnny Mathis, these are the figures that helped the author form his own brand of neurotic happiness.--From publisher description.

9780374251475 (alk. paper) 0374251479 (alk. paper)


Waters, John, 1946- --Sources.

Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Motion picture producers and directors--United States--Biography.
Screenwriters--United States--Biography.
Artists--United States--Biography.

PN1998.3.W38 / A3 2010

791.43/0233/092 B

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