Carsick is the New York Times bestselling chronicle of a go-u . s . hitchhiking journey with The us’s so much cherished weirdo

John Waters is striking his lifestyles at the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-skinny mustache, and a cardboard signal that reads “I am Now not Psycho,” he hitchhikes throughout The us from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. However who must we be extra involved approximately, the subtle movie director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting vacationers transporting the Pope of Trash?

Before he leaves for this strange journey, Waters fantasizes approximately the most productive and worst conceivable situations: a pleasant drug broker palms over piles of money to finance movies and not using a questions requested, a demolition-derby driving force makes a grimy sexual request in the course of a race, a gun-toting under the influence of alcohol terrorizes and holds him hostage, and a Kansas vice squad entraps and throws him in prison. So what truly occurs while this cult legend stands proud his thumb and faces the open street? His actual-lifestyles rides come with a steady 80-one-yr-antique farmer who’s sure Waters is a hobo, an indie band on excursion, and the perverse filmmaker’s sudden hero: a tender, sandy-haired Republican in a Corvette.

Laced with subversive humor and heat intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable holiday with a wickedly humorous better half―and a birthday celebration of The us’s bizarre, outstanding, and beneficiant citizenry.