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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Corsair (2 Oct 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472116151
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472116154
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By bobbygw on 19 Jan 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is an entertaining, insightful and often thought-provoking series of journalistic essays by John Waters on his role models.

Waters is arguably America's most wonderful, funny, quirky and cult film director (who can forget, once seen, the marvels of 'Pink Flamingos' and 'Female Trouble') and, for those who aren't already fans of his journalism as well, John Waters is a natural writer. You can hear his voice as he reflects, shares, meditates and wryly comments on a wide range of topics. He's also widely read and his cultural interests are equally wide-ranging and, unsurprisingly, reflective of his quirky, distinctive - and, I hasten to add, utterly charming - personality.

While this latest collection is accomplished and well worth the price - the UK edition, this review refers to, by the way, is by Beautiful Books, and is truly beautiful in format, dust jacket and design - and this review will highlight a bunch of evidence to justify such claims - it doesn't have the many hysterically funny, laugh-out-loud moments that run through two of his previous collections of journalism (I'm thinking here of 'Crackpot' and 'Shock Value', both of which I adore).

But there's no harm or foul in this fact, as there's a greater maturity and depth to be found in these essays. (Still, if you want incredibly funny, there is one article in particular, 'Baltimore Heroes', in which he tells you stories about some of his beloved local heroes, and, one especially had me laughing out loud time and time again: Esther Martin, who ran a bar whose only clients were bums and misfits, alcoholics and troubled, with Esther as 'keeper of the asylum', but all of whom were welcome in The Wigwam, or Club Charles as it was later renamed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fink Pajamas on 16 Jun 2011
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If you're already a John Waters fan then what are you waiting for, get this already! This does not disappoint me at all, it is the first book i have read by cult film director John Waters, his writing style is open and comic as well as insightful and sincere. Although this book describes John's obsessive love affair with quirky characters, places and things it is littered with anecdotes of his past and experiences he's had with the people of Baltimore. I probably won't be able to articulate anything more than the other reviewers have here but i just wanted to give John Waters Role Models a 5 star rating!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deloris VanCartier on 23 Feb 2011
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i love this book, of course. waters is a brilliant story teller and his anecdotes are very amusing. he doesn't talk about his movies or the people that features in them, which makes this book very different from most of his previous books. great read. couldn't put it down and finished it in one afternoon in the garden.
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By Gregory Gray on 13 Mar 2013
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great book..very personable...and you learn a load about modern art without john teaching or lecturing...
and of course its great great fun.
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