Role Models

Role Models

by John Waters
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Role Models 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
snootiecrunch More than 1 year ago
I will preface this by saying I am a huge fan of John Waters, so he could've written a turd & I'd still be excited for this book. I imagine his writing style is probably about what it's like to sit down with him for a chat. He rambles on, but in a really fun way. It was light read, but it's also very touching at times. And other times, I'm sure there was some touching involved...not by me, of course. I floved the chapter on his favorite bars. It was so sleazy & I contemplated booking a flight to Baltimore to see if I could find any of them. It's a really fun read. As much as I'd love him to write another book, I'd still rather he focus on making a new film.
TheAnonymousDude More than 1 year ago
Reading John Waters' "Role Models" brings to mind the catch phrase of 1960's cartoon character Super Chicken: "You knew the job was dangerous when you took it." Success, notoriety, and age have done nothing to temper his "Pink Flamingos" sensibilities. Don't say I didn't warn you about what you should already know. John Waters' and I have very little in common, except this: We both really appreciate characters. The major appeal of this book for me is that John Waters himself is one heck of a character. The other thing is he has done the footwork. Most of us find a slice of that at the local Wal Mart. But, Waters has spent most of his life scouring skid row bars, posh art galleries, kinky sex locations, prisons, thrift stores and elite mansions of uber-celebrities. Characters encountered come to life on the pages of "Role Models." Alz the reader has to do is hide and watch. I mean, who wants to visit a dude who has an actual pig sty (complete with hogs) in his living room? We don't have to. John Waters has been there, done that, got the distastefully tailored tour jacket and written it down for us! The best any kind of literature can do is take us places we've never been. Maybe, there are places you'd rather not go. I must admit I skimmed over a few passages. "No thanks John. I'll wait in the car." Even Waters has his limits. Offered an assignment to interview Charles Manson, he begs to interview Leslie Van Houten instead. Whether you want to read this book is your call. As for me, I knew the job was dangerous when I took it. Wow!
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As a fellow Baltimorean, I adore John's body of work. Unfortunately, for me, I was unale to stay involved in this book. As each chapter would start, he writes a few paragraphs relating to the title of that chapter or the person in the title but then he would go off on a tangent as if he was distracted or suffering from attention deficet syndrome. Maybe it's me, I just couldn't stay interested.
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Great
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Im not absent. Lol
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Lyndsey Pinder More than 1 year ago
Who am i to review? John Waters is to be experienced-
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