Friday, February 12, 2010

John Waters' new collection of Essays

Role Models Role Models by John Waters


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There is something so comfortable about John Waters' essays. He is an extremely reasonable man in an unreasonable world. The beauty of this book is Waters' riffing on old friends, various famous people who inspired him, and the best part is a tour of his town's (Baltimore) most sleezy bars, which he's an natural consumer of.

Also his appreciation for various Gay Porn directors is both hysterical and moving at the same time. John Waters is one of those once-in-a-lifetime type of character who can both do art (film, visuals, writing, performer) and be sort of the great Uncle in your life. His genius like appreciation for the arts and literature is fantastic as well. Waters is a hardcore aesthetic and is extremely dandy-like with his appreciation for the world and how he transforms that 'place' into his own liking. Amazing!

What I have is a galley, and the book is coming out in June. For sure purchase it!

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