Nonfiction Quickies: Carsick & Console Wars

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America by John Waters Publisher/Year: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014 Format: Audiobook Narrator: John Waters Length: 8 hours, 8 minutes Source: Purchase What it is: A couple of years ago, John Waters hitchhiked across the country as the basis of this memoir. Technically, only a third of this is nonfiction because only a third of itContinue reading “Nonfiction Quickies: Carsick & Console Wars”

Role Models

Role Models is the most recent book by John Waters. Marketed as a memoir, it’s really more of a memoirish collection of essays paying homage to the numerous role models Waters has looked up to over the years. Of course, if you’re at all familiar with Waters — a.k.a. the Sultan of Smut/King of BadContinue reading “Role Models”

John Waters on reading

John Waters, one of my favorite directors, once famously said, “If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ’em!” In his new memoir, Role Models, he imparts this bit of wisdom: “You should never just read for ‘enjoyment.’ Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand yourContinue reading “John Waters on reading”