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Travels With Johnny

from The NY Daily News

John Waters details his cross-country hitchhiking adventure in his new book ‘Carsick’

Cult director began his journey in May 2012 at end of his street to catch a ride to Interstate 70. That began a nine-day, 21-ride odyssey from Baltimore to San Francisco

by MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND OLI COLEMAN WITH MOLLY FRIEDMAN

Famed cult director John Waters was 66 when he decided it would be a great idea to hitchhike across the country and write a book about his experience.

“I make a living thinking up weird things to do,” says Waters, now 68, who directed such camp classics as the original “Hairspray” and “Pink Flamingos.” “That’s what I do every morning.”

His nine-day, 21-ride odyssey from Baltimore to San Francisco (he has homes in both cities) is detailed in a road-trippy new book, “Carsick.”

Not mentioned in the memoir is that Waters made it back to New York in time to accept a Council of Fashion Designers of America award on behalf of absentee Johnny Depp in 2012.

Waters, who had directed Depp in “Cry-Baby,” was such a hit that the CFDA asked him to host the whole glittering shebang Monday at Lincoln Center. It seems the director — famous for his pencil mustache — always had a passion for fashion.

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Posted on June 8, 2014 by Editor

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