Crackpot: The Obsessions of

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 1, 2007 - Performing Arts - 224 pages
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Crackpot, originally released in 1986, is John Waters' brilliantly entertaining litany of odd and fascinationg people, places and things. From Baltimore to Los Angeles, from William Castle to Pia Zadora, from the National Enquirer to Ronald Reagan's colon, Waters explores the depths of our culture. And he dispenses useful advice along the way: how not to make a movie, how to become famous (read: infamous), and of course, how to most effectively shock and make our nation's public laugh at the same time. Loaded with bonus features, this new special edition is guaranteed to leave you totally mental.

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User Review  - Adrienne Yee - Goodreads

Funny and fascinating. I kept googling stuff I'd never heard of (like the McMartin School Trial) and reading his account of The Buddy Deane show was riveting. He makes all sorts of stuff that wouldn't ... Read full review

Review: Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters

User Review  - Goodreads

Funny and fascinating. I kept googling stuff I'd never heard of (like the McMartin School Trial) and reading his account of The Buddy Deane show was riveting. He makes all sorts of stuff that wouldn't ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

John Waters grew up in Baltimore, where he still lives, and has been making movies since he was seventeen. His films include Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, Polyesther, Hairspray, Cry Baby, Serial Mom, Pecker and Cecil B. Demented. The musical adaptation of his film, Hairspray, won eight Tony awards on Broadway.

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