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Saturday, 12 June 2010

Role Models

I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of John Waters movies. BUT! I am a huge fan of John Waters, the man. Whenever I hear him talk and read his writings, I'm completely won over by his intelligence, charm, and quirk. In short, I dig him.

So, it is with great pleasure and excitement that I'm letting you all know about his newest book, Role Models. In it Waters discusses the people that have influenced him and his work throughout the years. His role models vary from Little Richard to Johnny Mathis, from Cy Twombly to outsider pornographer Bobby Garcia. Waters writing showcases his equally sentimental and outrageous personality, molding him into a sort of ''Uncle John'' in my eyes - a title that the New York Times lovingly refers to him by.

Listen to Waters wonderful interview with NPR Fresh Air's Terry Gross. Two of my role models in a deep, jovial conversation.

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