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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