From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms. So what if you have talent? Then what?
When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral, in part because it was so brilliantly on point about making a living as a creative person. Now we can all enjoy his sly wisdom in a manifesto that reminds us, no matter what field we choose, to embrace chaos, be nosy, and outrage our critics. Anyone embarking on a creative path, he tells us, would do well to realize that pragmatism and discipline are as important as talent and that rejection is nothing to fear. Waters advises young people to eavesdrop, listen to their enemies, and horrify us with new ideas. In other words, MAKE TROUBLE! Illustrated with slightly demented line drawings by Eric Hanson, Make Trouble is a one-of-a-kind gift, the perfect playbook for gaming the system by making the system work for you. (Algonquin Books)
This is a book signing only.
· You must buy at least one copy of Make Trouble from Book Soup in order to join the line. Your Book Soup receipt for your copy of Make Trouble will be your line ticket.
· John Waters will sign his books and other things. He reserves the right to choose which items to sign and not to sign.
· Photos are allowed. There will be a staffer to take the photo for you, so have your camera ready!
Online pre-sales have ended. You can still purchase in-person at Book Soup. If you cannot attand this event please check back tomorrow for signed stock.