SOLD OUT!! Book Soup presents John Waters presenting and signing Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America in conversation with Bruce Wagner

John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?
Before he leaves for this bizarre adventure, Waters fantasizes about the best and worst possible scenarios: a friendly drug dealer hands over piles of cash to finance films with no questions asked, a demolition-derby driver makes a filthy sexual request in the middle of a race, a gun-toting drunk terrorizes and holds him hostage, and a Kansas vice squad entraps and throws him in jail. So what really happens when this cult legend sticks out his thumb and faces the open road? His real-life rides include a gentle eighty-one-year-old farmer who is convinced Waters is a hobo, an indie band on tour, and the perverse filmmaker's unexpected hero: a young, sandy-haired Republican in a Corvette.
Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion--and a celebration of America's weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.

In conversation with Bruce Wagner!

This is event will be held at the New Beverly Cinema located at 7165 Beverly Blvd. Admission: $28.00 (+tax) includes a copy of Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America and one ticket. Tickets and books will released 6/3/14, the day of the book’s release but tickets can be purchased before that date, through our website, over the phone or at the Book Soup store. Books and tickets purchased before the book’s release can be picked up at the door of the New Beverly, the night of the event.

Event Guidelines:

  • Book signing will take place after the conversation. We will call people up in groups of 50. Your number is on the back of your ticket. We issued tickets in order of purchase. All books will be signed!
  • No memorabilia.
  • Photos from the line are okay.


Event date: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
New Beverly Cinema, 7165 West Beverly Blvd
90036 Los Angeles