Make Trouble by John Waters

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Make Trouble is an extraordinary text for those seeking to figure out what’s next for themselves, no matter their age. Indeed, were it to fall into the hands of enough of the newly retired, we might have something of a revolution on our hands.
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From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms.

So what if you have talent? Then what?

When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral, in part because it was so brilliantly on point about making a living as a creative person. Now we can all enjoy his sly wisdom in a manifesto that reminds us, no matter what field we choose, to embrace chaos, be nosy, and outrage our critics.

Anyone embarking on a creative path, he tells us, would do well to realize that pragmatism and discipline are as important as talent and that rejection is nothing to fear. Waters advises young people to eavesdrop, listen to their enemies, and horrify us with new ideas. In other words, MAKE TROUBLE!

Illustrated with slightly demented line drawings by Eric Hanson, Make Trouble is a one-of-a-kind gift, the perfect playbook for gaming the system by making the system work for you.
 

About John Waters

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John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist best known for his cult films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Cecil B. DeMented. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Published April 11, 2017 by Algonquin Books. 80 pages
Genres: Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Vinton Rafe McCabe on May 19 2017

Make Trouble is an extraordinary text for those seeking to figure out what’s next for themselves, no matter their age. Indeed, were it to fall into the hands of enough of the newly retired, we might have something of a revolution on our hands.

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