John Waters signs Make Trouble

John Waters signs <i>Make Trouble</i>

Courtesy Stephen Maturen


Tue., April 25, 7 p.m. 2017
$14.95 book

Location Info:

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90069

In 2015, John Waters delivered the commencement speech at the Rhode Island School of Design, the alma mater of James Franco, Gus Van Sant Jr., Seth MacFarlane, Shepard Fairey and other celebrity alumni. Tonight, Waters signs his latest book, Make Trouble, featuring drawings by Eric Hanson; it's essentially a transcript of his speech, which begins: "I should say right off that I am really qualified to be your commencement speaker. I was suspended from high school, then kicked out of college in the first marijuana scandal ever on a university campus. I've been arrested several times." Though pocket-sized, Waters' manifesto is filled with the kind of witty and subversive wisdom and advice you'd expect one of the filthiest directors in filmdom to give to college graduates, parents and all creative people, chief among them: "Go out in the world and fuck it up beautifully." He appears for a signing tonight.


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