Role Models

By John Waters
(Farrar Straus Giroux, Paperback, 9780374532864, 304pp.)

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

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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.




About the Author
John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist best known for his cult films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Cecil B. DeMented. He is also the author of a memoir, Role Models.


NPR
Friday, May 27, 2011

The writer and filmmaker known for the cult classics Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby and Hairspray reflects on the many people who have inspired him throughout his life â?? from playwright Tennessee Williams to the crazed martyr Saint Catherine of Siena â?? in his memoir, Role Models. More at NPR.org

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