Filmmaker and pop culture icon John Waters shares his sly wisdom in this manifesto that reminds us, no matter what field we choose,
to embrace chaos,
horrify with new ideas,
outrage outdated critics.
He first shared his gleefully subversive advice at the Rhode Island School of Design commencement, and video of the speech broke the internet. Now it’s a book, beautifully illustrated with the slightly demented line drawings of Eric Hanson, that challenges you to
ASK FOR THE WORLD & PAY NO MIND
IF YOU ARE INITIALLY TURNED DOWN
JOHN WATERS is a filmmaker, writer, actor, and visual artist best known for the films Pink Flamingos, Cecil B. DeMented, and Hairspray, which was adapted into a long-running Broadway musical. The author of seven books, among them the New York Times bestselling Role Models and Carsick, he performs his one-man spoken-word shows regularly in the United States and abroad. Waters lives in Baltimore, Maryland.