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By John Waters

Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the ability of subversive notion that would satisfaction, amuse, enrich―and fortunately horrify―readers everywhere.

Role types is, in truth, a self-portrait instructed via intimate profiles of favourite personalities―some recognized, a few unknown, a few legal, a few unusually heart of the line. From Esther Martin, proprietor of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist chief Madalyn Murray O'Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly attractive singer Johnny Mathis―these are the extraordinary figures who helped the writer shape his personal model of neurotic happiness.

Role versions is a private invitation into some of the most exact, perverse, and hilarious creative minds of our time.

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