Offsite (St. Joseph’s College):
Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 PM
John Waters presents Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
In conversation with Rob Spillman
Part of the Brooklyn Voices series
Tickets $30 (book included)
No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, 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. Waters presents his new book with a not-to-be-missed reading and discussion with Rob Spillman, founder of Tin House Magazine and author of the memoir All Tomorrow’s Parties. Book signing to follow.
Each $30 ticket includes admission to the event, as well as a hardcover copy of Mr. Know-It-All; books are distributed at the event, and additional books are for sale.
St. Joseph’s College is located at 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.