WORD presents an intimate conversation with John Waters

09/10/2010 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

 As of Monday, September 6 at 2:30pm, this event is sold out. There will not be tickets available at the door, nor is there a waiting list. Please call 718 383 0096 with any questions. Thanks! ---WORD

Oh yes! John Waters comes to Greenpoint to talk about his new book Role Models. Waters will discuss the book with Carolyn Kellogg of the LA Times and sign books.

This is a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends event. Tickets are $25 and each includes one copy of Role ModelsThis event will be standing room only, and a limited number of tickets will be sold.

Role Models is a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities—some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly appealing singer Johnny Mathis—these are the extreme figures who helped the author form his own brand of neurotic happiness. Role Models is a personal invitation into one of the most unique, perverse, and hilarious artistic minds of our time.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at Coco66, not at the bookstore, due to space constraints. 

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 lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Carolyn Kellogg is staff writer at the LA Times. She is on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and has an MFA in fiction; her work can be found widely online and in print. Few people know that she was assistant editor on a film that, in 1990, played at Sundance.

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ISBN: 9780374251475
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - May 25th, 2010

Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich and happily horrify readers everywhere.