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Role Models
Role Models | John Waters
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Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrichand happily horrify readers everywhere. Role Models is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalitiessome 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 Mathisthese 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.
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TheSpineView
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#quotsynov19 @TK-421
#money

Isn't that the truth!

MoonWitch94 Seriously 2mo
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MrBook
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😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Hm-hmm! #LitsyHumor

julesG 😁😁 5mo
brit91 🤣🤣🤣🤣 5mo
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geodynamical
Role Models | John Waters
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For the lulz! Oh Litsy, my favorite lot of book lovers! Anytime I want to learn more about a book or an author, here I am. 😂 #lol #funny #humor

Leftcoastzen My favorite John Waters quote! 3y
Mariposa_Bookworm If only I had taken that advice sooner! Ah, better late than never! 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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MattSessions
Role Models | John Waters

"...Christ was only on the cross for a weekend..."

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rach_simone
Role Models | John Waters
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#SeasonsReadings2016 A magnet with this on it is one of the #BookishGifts I bought myself this holiday! Good words to live by.

LauraBeth And if you bring someone home with you and they don't acknowledge your magnificent books - well - the same! 😀 3y
rach_simone @LauraBeth haha true!! Wise words. 3y
sprainedbrain Love this! 3y
Buddys_Momma I have this mug and plan to get more stuff with this message. Love it!😍📚👍🏽 3y
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Liberty
Role Models | John Waters
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Posting this holiday shopping advice from John Waters every year is my only holiday tradition. 😂😳📚

jenada 😂😂😂😂👌🏻 3y
cathysaid Sounds reasonable. 😳 3y
Owlizabeth Hmmmm, I have a lot of "favors" due to me... 3y
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TrishB My hubby just said he can't wait to give me my Christmas pressies 😄😄😄 3y
Sweettartlaura 😂😂😂. LOVE THIS!!! 3y
balletbookworm God bless John Waters 😂 3y
britt_brooke 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
jes He's a National Treasure. 3y
IndyHannaJones He's a fabulous gem in a world of mediocrity 3y
LeahBergen That's the BEST. 3y
CocoReads I'm dying. That is the best! 3y
jennicakes I love this book SO MUCH 😍 3y
Peterdamien I love John Waters. I would love to go to dinner with him. It would be insane, probably terrifying, but well worth it. 3y
Rex Agreed! This should be considered tradition in all countries! 3y
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 3y
LauraJ Sadly, no one ever gives me books. Maybe they're afraid of the sexual favors... 3y
Zelma @TrishB 😂 awesome! 3y
Godmotherx5 So good to know. I've been remiss. 3y
Theresa ROTFL!! 😂😂😂👏👏👏 3y
TrishB @Zelma it is 😄😄😄 3y
angrylilasian I'm showing this to my husband 😂😂😂 3y
Serenity_Within86 😂😂😂😂 3y
Nebklvr Taking books off the family wish list 3y
ElizabethAndino Best. Quote. Ever. 3y
CuriousG Hmmm...think I should reconsider my decision to Snap Chat Christmas gift exchange with the family. 😂 3y
Posemn Hahahaha @Nebklvr! 3y
Nebklvr @CuriousG Probably a wise decision. 🙂 3y
MelanieMefford I'm definitely showing this to my husband, who when told I ONLY want books for Xmas said, "Don't you have enough books already?!" Tssss... ? 3y
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MMenefee
Role Models | John Waters
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"Nothing is more impotent than an unread library."

I have a lotta #nonfictionlove for John Waters' books, some of which may include bits of fiction - he keeps readers guessing. His discussion of Leslie Van Houten in this particular book makes me question her continuing parole denial when it appears she has been rehabilitated (isn't that the goal?). #somethingforsept

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Yournewfriendsams
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It's up to us, Littens!

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Shortstack HELLS FING YEAH!!! 3y
BookishFeminist 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3y
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BookishFeminist MAKE AMERICA READ AGAIN 3y
Elisa 😄😄 3y
Zelma Or if their only books are Ayn Rand. Or Bret Easton Ellis. 😬 3y
shawnmooney Or Dan Brown 3y
BookishFeminist @Zelma LOL AYN RAND 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 3y
Sue All of the yes!! 3y
LaurenReads But what if they buy you books first? 😍🤔 3y
Shortstack @LaurenReads that's how my boyfriend won me over. We started out long distance and once a month or so I'd get surprise book packages of his favorite books for me to read. 3y
Yamich49 🙌🏽🙌🏽❤️❤️👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 3y
Shortstack @Skiles men who don't read buy books for girls? That's just weird to me. 😬 3y
Yamich49 @Skiles @Zelma @shawnmooney 🙌🏽🙌🏽 YES LMAO 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack YES I had a boyfriend buy me books but never read 🙅🏻🙅🏻🙅🏻 3y
Shortstack @Skiles well a gift card is no fun! Who wants a gift from someone that isn't picked without thought and love? If they can't pick a book I'll love to get me then HELL NO!! 3y
Shortstack @BookishFeminist how did he figure out what books to buy you? I guess Chaz is the only guy to really buy me books and they were all books he read that he thought I'd like. 3y
Shortstack @Skiles Man! Life is scary! Although I'd love to have a $300 gift card to my favorite gift card. 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack I didn't say he was any good at picking the books out 😜 he did ask a friend once though and that went better 3y
Shortstack @Skiles I've had my share of 💩 in my time! One of my exes didn't know basic Greek or Roman mythology. How do you not know who Zeus is?!?? I mean he was 💩 for so many more reasons but yeah. Lol 3y
Yournewfriendsams @Skiles I am loving watching this unfold. I once dated a dude may have been illiterate 😖 damn dudes in bands. You're right, CONSTANT VIGILANCE. 3y
Shortstack @BookishFeminist Well at least you got better books then?! 😂😂😂 I hope you find a magical reader man! 3y
Yournewfriendsams @Skiles also, back to the Tolkien warning. Run! Run! 3y
Megabooks When I was on Match, if a guy couldn't come up with the last book he read, forget him! And that was hard because I was in a small ass hick town in rural Kentucky. Only one guy fit the bill. 😕 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack I have a magical reader man who not only buys me books I hadn't even heard of but also rebinds and makes them for me! Also he reads so that helps @becausetrains 3y
Yournewfriendsams @BookishFeminist don't let him go! 3y
Yournewfriendsams @Ebooksandcooks I always joke that every single dating profile says they like reading and the outdoors. Lies! LIES!! 3y
Shortstack @BookishFeminist Goooooooooooooooood!! You deserve it!! 3y
Shortstack @Yournewfriendsams I went on a date with a guy I met on online dating when my profile name was something like ReaderGirl and when I met up with him he told me he didn't believe in reading. What does that even mean? Needless to say our date did not end well! 3y
BookishFeminist @Yournewfriendsams @Shortstack Don't worry he's not going anywhere! If I haven't scared him off yet with my choices in creepy reading and tv material then I doubt I will 💀🔪👀 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack @Yournewfriendsams Wait. I. Did. ...did you just say DOESN'T BELIEVE IN READING??!!! 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 that's disgusting 3y
Shortstack @BookishFeminist good! It's crazy when you find one that fits, doesn't it? 3y
Shortstack @BookishFeminist @Yournewfriendsams Pretty much. He went on and on and on about it. Why even ask someone out who's entire profile is a list of books she likes if you don't believe in reading?! 3y
Yournewfriendsams @Shortstack what?!? Don't believe in reading?!? Wtf does that even mean?!? 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack I mean, probably a guy that imagines he has something to prove and by prove I mean be a mansplaining jackass about 3y
Yournewfriendsams @Skiles @BookishFeminist @Shortstack @Ebooksandcooks I love that we can call commiserate over horrific dates where guys can't read/don't read/are unaware what a good books is 😫😂😖 3y
Yournewfriendsams ^and apparently I can't spell/type either. #friday🍻 3y
Yournewfriendsams @Skiles they seriously have every other dating site combo. Have you seen that shit for Disney lovers?! What has this world come to?!? 3y
Shortstack @Yournewfriendsams I have no idea!! I stopped listening pretty closely. He did take me to a famous restaurant that a ton of famous writers used to frequent called Musso and Frank's before telling me this. So I guess that was cool? The bartender told us a story about Hemingway and Yogi Berra that made the night as a whole worthwhile! 3y
Shortstack @Skiles @Yournewfriendsams @BookishFeminist @Ebooksandcooks a dating site for readers?! That's a great idea! Or just not agree to go on a date with a guy until he shows you his Litsy or Goodreads. 😂 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack That's a fuck of a silver lining to take away from a date with a guy who doesn't believe in reading- good job! 💯💯 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack @Skiles @Yournewfriendsams @Ebooksandcooks YEP 😂😂 you learn a lot about someone from what people read and rate- my favorite is to look and see whether he has a politics shelf and what contents might be in it 👀 3y
Shortstack @Skiles hells yeah I am!! North Hollywood to be exact. 3y
Yournewfriendsams @Shortstack @Skiles fuck yeah! IRL friends in the making! 3y
Megabooks @Shortstack @BookishFeminist @Yournewfriendsams @Skiles Seriously! We need some positive confirmation of reading! Doesn't believe in it? Wtf does that even mean. Is reading Santa?! I'd totally go for a dating site that scans your reads and TBR and matches you. Litsy for Lovers perhaps? 3y
Shortstack @Skiles crazysauce! I've been thinking of putting together a mini Litsy meetup to The Last Bookstore or Book Soup sometime. You know for locals. 3y
Shortstack @Ebooksandcooks if I was single I'd be all about helping create, test, promote that app in any way I could! 😂 3y
Shortstack @Skiles that's so disappointing! I've never been to Book Soup. I go to The Last Bookstore whenever I can since it's just a red line ride away. Also Grand Central Market!! Do you know other locals? 3y
Megabooks Ok @Litsy ? You listening? We need a dating site!!! I'd pay! Eharmony with books lol! @Skiles @Shortstack 3y
Shortstack @Skiles I love the importance of parking in LA! 😂 I avoid driving outside of work and groceries. I walk and take the Red Line wherever I can. 3y
BookishFeminist @Ebooksandcooks DEFINITELY #LitsyAfterDark 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💅🏼💅🏼 3y
Megabooks @Shortstack @Skiles "Everywhere you go has valet." #clueless ? 3y
Smrloomis I know nothing about anything discussed on this thread and still enjoyed reading it immensely 😂👏🏽 Thanks my fellow Littens! 3y
itsbrb ^^* @Smrloomis completely agree. That was fantastic. 3y
mauveandrosysky YES! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
GinaAnderson @Skiles Truer words were never written. My college boyfriend. Named his dog Strider because Lord of the Rings was the only book he'd ever read. Turns out, he was a dumbass. 3y
tnorris Agreed! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 3y
MCYmermaid Absolutely!! 3y
MrBook 😂😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻 Words to live by! That's one reason why @BookBabe and I are so profoundly close 😁! 3y
MrBook @GinaAnderson Ah maaaan. So few intelligent people in this world 😕. What @Skiles said 😊. 3y
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