Title: Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across ...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Flawless brand new 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover and dust jacket SIGNED by the fabulous and fabulist John Waters on the title page without inscription. A perfect collector's copy. "It's rare to find a book that resembles no other book you've ever read. It's rare to find a book that's both funny and profound. John Waters's Carsick is a doubly rare book." -- Michael Cunningham. I will pack it in layers of bubble-wrap and will ship it in a sturdy box to make sure it arrives in immaculate condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABH966
Synopsis: A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America?s most beloved weirdo
John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads ?I?m Not Psycho,? he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?
Before he leaves for this bizarre adventure, Waters fantasizes about the best and worst possible scenarios: a friendly drug dealer hands over piles of cash to finance films with no questions asked, a demolition-derby driver makes a filthy sexual request in the middle of a race, a gun-toting drunk terrorizes and holds him hostage, and a Kansas vice squad entraps and throws him in jail. So what really happens when this cult legend sticks out his thumb and faces the open road? His real-life rides include a gentle eighty-one-year-old farmer who is convinced Waters is a hobo, an indie band on tour, and the perverse filmmaker?s unexpected hero: a young, sandy-haired Republican in a Corvette.
Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion?and a celebration of America?s weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.
About the Author:
John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist best known for his cult films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Cecil B. DeMented. He is also the author of a memoir, Role Models. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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