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"My early films look terrible!" says filmmaker John Waters. "I didn't know what I was doing. I learned when I was doing it. I never went to film school." Waters, who is known for films such as the outlandish Pink Flamingos and Hairspray, has written a new book, Carsick. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Author Interviews

John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever" and admits he always kept his luggage with him.

Book Reviews

'Rise And Fall' Carries On Vagabond Adventure Tale Tradition

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers — the latest from Imperfectionists author Tom Rachman — follows the travels of a young bookstore proprietor. It's a "strange" book that requires a bit of patience.

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Larry Wilmore debuts Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Jan. 19. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central hide caption

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