Summary of John Waters's Role Models

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.

Sample Book Insights:

#1 I have always had a fascination with Johnny Mathis, a legendary singer who is almost never mentioned in gossip columns. I wish I were Johnny Mathis, and I believe that we all secretly idolize our imagined opposites, yearning to become the role models for others we know we could never be for ourselves.

#2 I had always felt nuts, not romantic. I was too angry to be smooth. I was happily guilty to yearn for virtue. I had always followed the careers of Clarabell and Princess Summerfall Winterspring, hoping that I could someday have an extreme career in show business.

#3 I wrote a letter to Johnny Mathis explaining why I wanted to meet him. I didn’t want to come to him with any agenda, sexual or racial, and I wasn’t. My Johnny Mathis lunacy was way beyond that anyway.

#4 Johnny Mathis, the famous singer, was born in San Francisco in 1938. He was embarrassed around jazz people to be known for romantic music, and he wanted to be a jazz legend. He was a millionaire at twenty years old, but he never wanted to be anything but a good singer.