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Role models (edition 2010)

by John Waters

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Title:Role models
Authors:John Waters
Info:New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Collections:Your library, To finish, Read but unowned
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What a fantastically complex human being. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Jun 20, 2018 |
Basically a long-winded homage to some of the strange people who have influenced Waters over the years, from one of the Manson girls to the "outsider" pornographers (who know that there was such a thing as outside mainstream porn??). I think my favorite essay was the last one (isn't that the way it always goes?), titled "Cult Leader." Most of the book made me giggle and groan simultaneously, which is classic John Waters. I must admit I did miss a lot of the cultural references-maybe I'm too young to get the whole Manson family thing? ( )
  gossamerchild88 | Mar 30, 2018 |
The inimitable John Waters. That's all you need to know. ( )
  aront | Jul 25, 2017 |
Through "Role Models", John Waters, describes his loves, hates, interests and fears, through his experiences with close friends, acquaintances, places, heroes and role models. I love John Water's style of writing. You feel like you're reading personal correspondence from a close friend - a kooky friend, whom you worry about terribly and are always pleased to hear that they got through the weekend safely. Not for everyone - there are some frank and fearless descriptions here. In fact, his life reminds me of exactly how conservative I really am (and not the crazy bohemian I imagine myself to be). ( )
  SarahEBear | Apr 17, 2017 |
"You should never just read for “enjoyment.” Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick “hard books.” Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for God’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.” Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of “literature”? That means fiction, too, stupid." ( )
  M.King | Dec 8, 2016 |
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In memory of Van Smith (August 17, 1945 - December 5, 2006)
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I wish I were Johnny Mathis.
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Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it. Of course, you have to read the books, too. Nothing is more impotent than an unread library.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374251479, Hardcover)

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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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.… (more)

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