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    “Nothing is more impotent than an unread library,” John Waters once said, but the cult film director doesn’t only read books—he writes them, too. The auteur behind such enduring cult classics as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester, and Hairspray, Waters has published five books including his 2014 travelogue, Car Sick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America. His home in Baltimore is stuffed with books—8,000 by his count—and that number can only rise. In a June 2015 interview with Huffington Post he offered a pithy definition of being rich: “You could buy every book you want without looking at the price.” Below are John Waters’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually. See the full list...

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    Jon Robin Baitz

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    How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

    Alexander Chee

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    Julie Klausner

    $172.83

    I Lost it at the Movies

    Pauline Kael

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    Julio Torres

    $154.63

    The Banquet Years

    Roger Shattuck

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    Justin Vivian Bond

    $169.79

    Eustace Chisholm And The Works

    James Purdy

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    Karley Sciortino

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    Guide

    Dennis Cooper

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    Kathy Bates

    $151.83

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll

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    Kathy Griffin

    From: $142.97

    Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny

    Suze Orman

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    Kathy Najimy

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    Yellow Silk: Erotic Arts and Letters

    edited by Lily Pond and Richard Russo

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    Kehinde Wiley

    $293.86

    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Gabriel García Márquez

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