Crackpot: The Obsessions of (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…


John Waters has done more than any living American to give bad taste a good name.

Jonathan Yardley
The Washington Post

A treasure chest of arcane knowledge, all of it delightful, and all of it deliciously described.

William S. Burroughs

John Waters is the Pope of Trash and his taste in tacky is unexcelled.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743246279
ISBN-10: 0743246276
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publication Date: October 21st, 2003
Pages: 224
Language: English