25 Books Recommended by John Waters


John Samuel Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films.

1. American Pastoral by Philip Roth


2. And I Don’t Want to Live This Life: A Mother’s Story of Her Daughter’s Murder by Deborah Spungen


3. Consider the Oyster by M.F.K. Fisher


4. Endless Love by Scott Spencer


5. Genet: A Biography by Edmund White


6. Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys


7. Jernigan by David Gates


8. Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler


9. My Prizes: An Accounting by Thomas Bernhard


10. Notes on a Life (Applause Books) by Eleanor Coppola


11. Paris Diary and the New York Diary, 1951–1961 by Ned Rorem


12. Platform: A Novel by Michel Houellebecq


13. Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare by Philip Short


14. So Much for That by Lionel Shriver


15. Still Holding by Bruce Wagner


16. The Assistant by Robert Walser


17. The End of Alice by A. M. Homes


18. The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley


19. The Kiss: A Memoir by Kathryn Harrison


20. The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp


21. The Ravishing of Lol Stein by Marguerite Duras


22. The Sluts by Dennis Cooper


23. Time Remaining by James McCourt


24. Voss by Patrick White


25. We Disappear by Scott Heim


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