• Role Models

  • By: John Waters
  • Narrated by: John Waters
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-04-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (376 ratings)

Regular price: $20.99

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Publisher's Summary

Role Models is filmmaker John Waters's 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 American 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.
©2010 John Waters (P)2010 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

Audie Award Nominee - Best Narration by the Author, 2011
"Waters delivers a worthy tribute to his personal pantheon of artistic icons. An impressive, heartfelt collection by a true American iconoclast." (Kirkus)
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5 out of 5 stars
By James Gordon on 09-06-10

Running Waters

It's rare that I laugh out loud when reading a book. During John Water's superb reading of his own book, this happened over and over and over again. Great literature? Probably not, but lots of tongue-in-cheek fun for listeners like me, who have a warped sense of humor. Don't miss this one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By AWeirdly on 06-28-11

John Waters is a national treasure.

I could listen to John Waters everyday and I wish he had a daily podcast. He reveals such amazing obscure films, books, and performers that often go without credit. There were quite a few times I laughed out loud listening to this and it's like he's talking to you instead of reading. Even the books he talked about which I'm not interested in reading kept me listening. Hopefully he'll release his previous books in audio format. He's got such a great passion for all things the general public calls "bad taste" or makes them aware of it with his own flair.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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