John Waters - Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder — in conversation with Stephen Thompson

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Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Filmmaker, actor, writer, visual artist—Waters is known for many things, but especially for the startling, transgressive quality of movies like Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, spoken-word shows such as This Filthy World, and books like the sui generis travelogue, Carsick. His latest literary foray is a collection of essays that plays to his many strengths. Drawing on his experience of celebrity—a condition that for him has no downside—he writes vividly about Hollywood, including incisive profiles of stars ranging from Divine and Mink Stole to Kathleen Turner and Tracey Ullman; speaks knowledgably about music; recounts how to build an insufferably trendy house; and offers tips on broaching matters of the heart without emotional risk—all with an eye to steering clear of respectability and staying rebellious.


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ISBN: 9780374214968
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 21st, 2019

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