Mr Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder by John Waters (2019). No one knows more about everything - especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling - than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world's great sophisticates, and in Mr. Know-It-All he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste, from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and, yes, how to cheat death itself. Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth; "Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. none at all." Studded with cameos, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from the author's personal collection, Mr Know-It-All is Waters' most hypnotically readable, upsetting, and revelatory book - another instant Waters classic. 372 pp. with sources.
MR. KNOW IT ALL BY JOHN WATERS
- Binding: Hardcover; Book Condition: Like New; Dust Jacket Condition: Good, has water damage on top front cover; Publication Date: 2019; Edition: First Edition; Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux