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ISBN13: 9780374532864
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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 OHair 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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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 lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Kim Campbell, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Kim Campbell)
Hilarious and very true to form for John Waters. An excellent read that I couldn't put down. There is lots of surprising material that I haven't heard before from him and it makes me want to check out all of his other books, since this is the first I have read. It is also great to learn how one can invent oneself in any fashion possible and be a success! Waters is a genius in my mind.
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If you don't already love John Waters, you are sure to after reading this gem.
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