By John Waters
John Waters is placing his existence at the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard signal that reads "I’m no longer Psycho," he hitchhikes throughout the USA from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. yet who may still we be extra nervous approximately, the fragile movie director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting tourists transporting the Pope of Trash?
Before he leaves for this strange experience, Waters fantasizes concerning the top and worst attainable eventualities: a pleasant drug broker fingers over piles of money to finance motion pictures without questions requested, a demolition-derby driving force makes a grimy sexual request in the course of a race, a gun-toting under the influence of alcohol terrorizes and holds him hostage, and a Kansas vice squad entraps and throws him in detention center. So what relatively occurs while this cult legend stands proud his thumb and faces the open highway? His real-life rides comprise a steady eighty-one-year-old farmer who's confident Waters is a hobo, an indie band on journey, and the perverse filmmaker’s unforeseen hero: a tender, sandy-haired Republican in a Corvette.
Laced with subversive humor and hot intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable holiday with a wickedly humorous companion—and a party of America’s bizarre, amazing, and beneficiant citizenry.
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