Harvard Book Store presents John Waters
Run Time: 105 min.
Harvard Book Store Presents:
Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance:
Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed cult filmmaker and bestselling author JOHN WATERS for a discussion of his debut novel Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance: A Novel.
A Return to In-Person Events
Harvard Book Store is excited to re-introduce in-person programming this season. To ensure the safety and comfort of everyone in attendance, the following Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place at all of our Brattle Theatre events until further notice:
- Face coverings are required of all staff and attendees when inside the venue. Masks must snugly cover nose and mouth. At venues where refreshments are served, attendees may briefly unmask when actively eating or drinking.
- Attendance is capped so as to allow for some social distancing in the venue.
All tickets include one copy of Liarmouth, to be picked up at the venue the night of the event.
Marsha Sprinkle: Suitcase thief. Scammer. Master of disguise. Dogs and children hate her. Her own family wants her dead. She’s smart, she’s desperate, she’s disturbed, and she’s on the run with a big chip on her shoulder. They call her “Liarmouth”―until one insane man makes her tell the truth.
John Waters’s first novel, Liarmouth, is a perfectly perverted “feel-bad romance,” and the reader will thrill to hop aboard this delirious road trip of riotous revenge.
Praise for Liarmouth
“I couldn’t put it down, like a bomb singing me a lullaby. For fans of John’s movies, this will be a delicious treat. And for the boring people who don’t know what’s up, good luck. Marsha is probably the funniest villain I’ve ever read, and I was cheering for her the whole way through. Like all of John’s work, this was true comedy, he has ransacked culture for its absurdity, violence and lunacy, and yet somehow I am happier to be here after going along for the ride.” ―Ottessa Moshfegh, author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation
“Nasty, violent, and obscene? Over-the-top, ricocheting, and hilarious? All of the above describe the self-described Pope of Trash and Filth Elder’s first novel . . . [The] misadventures are absurd, vulgar, bloody, comic, and weirdly sweet as devilish Waters keeps the pedal to the metal . . . and slyly advocates for acceptance and love.” ―Donna Seaman, Booklist
“A hilariously sleazy story of a con artist in which the villains are good guys, the good guys are silly, and everybody gets down and dirty . . . it’s a must for fans of high camp.” ―Publishers Weekly
John Waters is a writer, a film director, an actor, and a visual artist best known for his films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Serial Mom. He is the author of the national bestsellers Role Models, Carsick, and Mr. Know-It-All. His spoken-word shows This Filthy World, False Negative, and A John Waters Christmas continue to be performed around the world. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Photo Credit: Greg Gorman