Jul 16, 2010 8:32 AM
If romance or sci-fi isn't quite your summer reading cup of tea, we invite you to enter the twisted and fantastical world of John Waters: Role Models ($17). This cult-classic director of such gross-out films as Pink Flamingos, A Dirty Shame, Serial Mom, Hairspray and Cry Baby, reveals himself through the people that inspired and moved him. From Johnny Mathis and Leslie Van Houten, to Valentino and Clint Eastwood, Waters paints vivid pictures and lets us in on all the juicy back stories. He is a twisted genius, a fantastic narrator, and any John Waters fan should surely not miss this gem.