Mr. know-it-all : the tarnished wisdom of a filth elder
Waters, John, 1946- author.

Mr. know-it-all : the tarnished wisdom of a filth elder

Waters, John, 1946- author.


Physical Description
x, 372 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Mr. know-it-all -- Bye bye underground -- Accidentally commercial -- Going Hollywood -- Clawing my way higher -- Tepid applause -- Sliding back down -- Back in the gutter -- I got rhythm -- Act bad -- Gristle -- Delayed -- Overexposed -- Flashback -- One-track mind -- My brutalist dream house -- No vacation -- Betsy -- Run-on Andy -- My son Bill -- Grim reaper.

"The newest essay collection from the New York Times-bestselling John Waters, reflecting on how to overcome newfound responsibility and rebel in the autumn of your years"-- Provided by publisher.
Waters relates themes about which he is an expert including; how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and how to cheat death itself. Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth: "Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. None at all." -- author's website.

Personal Subject
Waters, John, 1946-

Subject Term
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Aging -- Anecdotes.


Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeStatus
BookARTS MOVIES&TV 814.54 WATE32530608952493Adult Nonfiction Area