Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
A book of essays on aging by the inimitable, iconic John Waters, reflecting on how to overcome newfound respectability and rebel in the autumn of your years.
True to the title, he covers a wide range of topics: 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; how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and how to cheat death itself.
Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth: “Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. None at all.” Studded with cameos, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from the author personal collection.