Carsick

  • by John Waters
  • Narrated by John Waters
  • 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America’s most beloved weirdo.
John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I’m Not Psycho", he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?
Before he leaves for this bizarre adventure, Waters fantasizes about the best and worst possible scenarios: A friendly drug dealer hands over piles of cash to finance films with no questions asked, a demolition-derby driver makes a filthy sexual request in the middle of a race, a gun-toting drunk terrorizes and holds him hostage, and a Kansas vice squad entraps and throws him in jail. So what really happens when this cult legend sticks out his thumb and faces the open road? His real-life rides include a gentle 81-year-old farmer who is convinced Waters is a hobo, an indie band on tour, and the perverse filmmaker’s unexpected hero: A young, sandy-haired Republican in a Corvette.
Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion - and a celebration of America’s weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.

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another great piece of filth from john waters!

Would you consider the audio edition of Carsick to be better than the print version?

have not read the print version, but john waters DOES narrate!


What other book might you compare Carsick to and why?

role models. it is also read by john waters.


Which character – as performed by John Waters – was your favorite?

john waters as himself


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

the book, of course, made me laugh out loud several times, and like john waters other books, really lifts my spirit


Any additional comments?

loved it! this is a must for any dreamland fan!! i felt like i was on the road with right next to john the whole time! i hope mr. waters is working on his next idea for his next book! can't wait!

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- randy

Hilarious

If you could sum up Carsick in three words, what would they be?

Funny, gross and depraved.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Carsick?

John Water's unlikely friendship with a young man who drives him across country.


What about John Waters’s performance did you like?

Everything. The man is a master storyteller and just the cadence of his voice is hysterical.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It'll make you puke with excitement.


Any additional comments?

The funniest book I have listened to all year!

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- TinaRoach

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2014
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio