Haven't yet found the book suggested above, but at the used book store we picked up about nine other titles. Currently reading "Carsick" by John Waters. He's just as weird in written word as he is on film.
Yeah, Dhalgren is probably something you'd have to get from amazon
We have a nice used book store downtown so I'll keep checking back there every month or two. You never know - found a bunch of stuff I thought could only be had through ordering.
I didn't even know John Waters wrote books. Interesting.
Apparently he has at least three or four from over a 30-40 year span. I only picked this one up because I listened to an interview on NPR while driving through Iowa last summer. Funny interview, and I happened to see the book on display as I was leaving the book store a couple weekends ago. Impulse buy.
It's about his hitch-hiking trip a few years back, from Baltimore to San Francisco. True story (with some embellishment, to be sure), split into a three-parter: the best that could happen, the worst that could happen, and what actually did happen. Got through the best, halfway through the worst, and am really itching to get to the actual trip.