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"Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America"

Baltimore's so-called "Pope of Trash," John Waters, hitchhiked across the country and lived to tell about it. Veering between truth and fiction, his new book tells of rides with rabid fans who torture him with lines from his cult films and a young Tea Party Republican who picks him up--twice. The director of cult classics like "Pink Flamingos" and "Hairspray" joins Kojo to talk about his new book, his films and what he loves about Charm City.

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Watch the full video of our show with John Waters, who joined Kojo in studio to talk about his new book and long career.

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Excerpted from CARSICK by John Waters, published in June 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Copyright © 2014 by John Waters. All rights reserved.

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