Role Models

Role Models

John Waters


Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the facility of subversive thought that might satisfaction, amuse, enrich―and fortunately horrify―readers everywhere.

Role versions is, in truth, a self-portrait advised via intimate profiles of favourite personalities―some well-known, a few unknown, a few felony, a few unusually heart of the line. From Esther Martin, proprietor of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist chief Madalyn Murray O'Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly attractive singer Johnny Mathis―these are the extraordinary figures who helped the writer shape his personal model of neurotic happiness.

Role versions is a private invitation into probably the most specific, perverse, and hilarious inventive minds of our time.

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