I find it fascinating the many different ways people can be introduced to celebrities and pop culture phenomena. For example, as much as I adore Monty Python today, the first thing I ever saw Eric Idle in was Casper (you know, the one with Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci). So I find it amusing that the first time I was made aware of John Waters, someone who has done so much, was the fifteenth episode of the eighth season of "The Simpsons," "Homer's Phobia."
|If you haven't seen it, go watch it. It's a classic.|
But John Waters is a writer, director, actor, voice actor, plus... a writer! And this week, we're reading his most recent book, Carsick. He decided to hitchhike across America and write a book about it, and it promises to be very interesting and funny, like most things he does.
This is one of those instances where I can't go into much detail without going into all the detail, so check out a list of John Waters' great works at IMDB and another list at Wikipedia.