Make Trouble: A John Waters Speech Transformed into a Book

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John Waters

John Waters—Photo by Stephen Maturen

At the age of 69, John Waters became a sensation all over again. This time it was because of his hilarious and memorable commencement speech to the The Rhode Island School of Design, which went viral on YouTube shortly after he delivered it. Now, this funnybone-tickling and heartstring-tugging speech has been transformed into the book Make Trouble (Algonquin Books, $15), in which Water’s wit and wisdom are augmented with appropriately off-kilter illustrations by artist Eric Hanson. Waters’ advice on how to succeed in life as a creative person is sure to inspire potential troublemakers of any age. algonquin.com

Last modified: July 27, 2017

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