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Hitchhiking-Happy John Waters Writing Book About Hitchhiking, Naturally

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Hitchhiking-Happy John Waters Writing Book About Hitchhiking, Naturally

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Over the last month, filmmaker John Waters has been spotted hitchhiking across the country, most memorably by the Brooklyn band Here We Go Magic. Turns out there was a method to the seemingly random but characteristically off-beat means of travel. In an interview with the New York Times, Waters revealed that he’s working on a book detailing his hitchhiking experiences. Carsick, as it’s tentatively titled, will chronicle the eight days it took for him to hitchhike from one end of the country to another. “Pot smokers, cops, I got everybody,” he said of the people he encountered. “And everybody was lovely.” Before you think it would be easier for a living auteur to get a ride, think twice: According to Waters, only about a third of the people who picked him up did so because they recognized him. “There’s not an airport in the world I’m not recognized in,” he said. “But who thinks it’s you on the side of the street?” Before you consider emulating Waters, consider that no one is going to give you a book deal for doing so. Sorry!