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    DescriptionTo me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation. Thus begins John Waters's autobiography. And what a story it is. Opening with his upbringing in Baltimore ("Charm City" as dubbed by the tourist board; the "hairdo capital of the world" as dubbed by Waters), it covers his friendship with his muse and leading lady, Divine, detailed accounts of how Waters made his first movies, stories of the circle of friends/actors he used in these films, and finally the "sort-of fame" he achieves in America. Complementing the text are dozens of fabulous old photographs of Waters and crew. Here is a true love letter from a legendary filmmaker to his friends, family, and fans.

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    Shock Value
    A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Waters, Foreword by Simon Doonan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9781560256984
    ISBN 10: 1560256982

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 595
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    DC22: 791.430233092
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 791.4302/33092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C07561000
    BISAC V2.8: PER004010, PER016000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN1998.3.W38 A3 2005
    Thema V1.0: DNBA
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Thunder's Mouth Press
    Imprint name
    Thunder's Mouth Press
    Publication date
    05 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "The memoirs of John Waters are as outrageous and entertaining as his films."