Be warned it s a crazy graphic hilarious book I love John Waters and he did not disappoint It s not for everyone but personally loved it dontjudge 25 starsIt s not like I m a rabid John Waters fan I really admire the bizarro ideas rattling through the guy s mind than I appreciate any of his finished products Any self respecting cineaste can t go without at least sampling a few of Waters oddities A few of them successful Hairspray and Serial Mom are my Fave Movies Of His movies of his great many ust fall in the uirky dumb to uirky ick car wreck continuum like Female Trouble Polyester with Odorama scratch
n sniff cardsincluding fart and airplane glue scents and of course Pink sniff cardsincluding fart and airplane glue scents and of course Pink where Waters fave transvestite Divine vies for Balti s Filthiest Person Alive titleyecch Waters whole stock in trade as a filmmaker seems to be to push the envelope with uirky disgusting schlock without really backing it up with any substance There are few degrees of separation between Waters oeuvre and porn Yet I m strangely compelled by him and have to check out what he does even if I know it s going to suck I ve never denied being a masochistSomehow
WATERS CLOSES THAT GAP BETWEEN HIScloses that gap between his and porn with his his ahem non fictional Carsick his chronicle of hitchhiking from his house in Balti to his apartment in San Francisco I m not sure what Waters or his publisher were thinking here butholy crapwhy they felt they needed to embellish his account with fiction and not Dead Boy just fiction but old geezer wet dreamy boyporn was utterly beyond me Just so you know I m not easily offended and I wasn t offended hereust aghast but why oh why It s like John Waters seems to think absent the visual medium to push that envelope you have to be ten times disgusting in a book than you do on the big screen The last third of the book with his real as advertised road trip was totally fine definitely four star worthy The first two thirds though A never ending sea of reject road trip porn movie scenarios which were actually somewhat. 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 Balti to San Francisco braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers But who should we be worried about the delicate. ,
Funny at first but became banal after the third or twenty third even instance of them Should have read the reviews I thought it would be interesting to read about a celebrity hitchhiking across the country encountering all kinds of different peopleUnfortunately the first 23rds of this book are ridiculous fictional stories of what he thinks COULD happen on the trip While I m not offended by John Waters I had no interest in his non sensical porny LSD style fantasies A few at the beginning would have been fine but when they take up the first 65% of what s supposed to be a non fiction book it s irritating I like fiction ust fine but that s not why I bought this book MEH Most people in their mid sixties are content to stay at home and watch Law Order reruns but John Waters isn t like most people Packing his faux crocodile bag with the bare essentials Waters leaves his home in Balti with one goal hitchhike all the way to the door of his San Francisco apartment and write about all about itSeparated into three sections the best that could happen the worst and the reality John Waters unorthodox imagination and wild reality make this an entertaining ourney perfect for
"lazy afternoons So pick up this book sit back and let the Master of Filth take you for ride355 What "afternoons So pick up this book sit back and let the Master of Filth take you for ride355 What fun book In May 2012 cult film director John Waters hitchhiked from his home in Balti to his apartment in San Francisco carrying a tote bag and cardboard signs that read End of 70 West and I m Not Psycho Besides a few clean clothes an umbrella and travel size toiletries Waters also had a stack of autographed business cards that said THANKS FOR THE LIFT which he would hand out to the drivers who gave him a rideBut Carsick is than ust a travelogue out to the drivers who gave him a rideBut Carsick is than ust a travelogue his hitchiking adventure First Waters wrote a novella imagining the best things that could happen such as meeting a drug dealer who would give him 5 million to make a movie meeting old friends who had died years ago and falling in love with a beautiful man In Part 2 he wrote Film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of TrashBefore 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 uestion. .
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He worst things that could happen like getting caught all day in pouring rain meeting crazy super fans being murdered and going to hell etc Some of the colorful events that Waters included in the Best part would fall into my Worst category because Waters hoped it would make a saucier book He even includes a playlist of songs to go along with each chapterWe don t find out what really happened until Part 3 which was my favorite section Honestly I wasn t crazy about the Best and Worst novellas and didn t start to really like the book until Waters began his hitchhiking adventure for real But he s such a good began his hitchhiking adventure for real But he s such a good and I enjoyed Part 3 so much that it made up for the wackiness of the fictional versions Waters has 21 different rides from Balti to San Fransisco and only about half of the drivers knew who he was Some people thought he was homeless and tried to give him money Others didn t believe him when he told them he was a film director Waters did have some truly horrible days He got stuck in Kansas for what seemed like an eternity poor man
BUT HE ALSO HAD SOME EXCELLENThe also had some excellent including getting picked up by an indie rock band in Ohio and making friends with a Corvette kid who gave him a lift in Maryland and a few days later drove all the way to Colorado to give Waters a second liftI d like to praise the drivers who picked me up If I ever hear another elitist Eros Unbound (Great Loves, jerk use the term fly over people I ll punch him in the mouth My riders were brave and open minded and their down to earth kindness gave me new faith in how decent Americans can be They are the only heroes in this bookAs someone who lives in a so called flyover state and who hates that term I appreciate that sirFans of John Waters will probably love this book he makes great references to his films and other projects and there are even some behind the scenes stories Waters comes across as a genuinely nice guy he s courteous and thoughtful and funny and he truly listens to people Hell I wish I could go on a road trip with him. S asked a demolition derby driver makes a filthy sexual reuest in the middle of a race a gun toting drunk terrorizes and holds him hostage and a Kansas vice suad entraps and throws him inail So what really happens when this cult legend sticks out his thumb and faces the open roa.