WATERS, JOHN (1946- )
American filmmaker, writer, actor and artist. Rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films
SIGNED BOOK: Signed First Edition – Mr. Know It All: the Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. First printing with complete 10 number line starting with 1. Signed by Waters on the title page. The unread book is tight and square with solid hinges and binding, good tips and clean unmarred boards. The textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate or markings and not BCE, ex-library or remaindered. Black and white matte photos. The dust jacket is unclipped ($27.00) and Fine.
No one knows more about everything – especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling – than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin moustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world’s great sophisticates, and in Mr. Know-It-All he serves it up raw: 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; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself.
Studded with cameos of Waters’s stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters’s personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters’s most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book—another instant Waters classic.