Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras lives in San Francisco with her books. She is working on a non-fiction book about her grandfather, a medicine man who could move clouds. Find more at

John Waters Is Not a Psycho, He Just Wants a Ride

Carsick, John Waters latest book, recounts his adventures, both real and imagined, on a hitchhiking trip from Baltimore to San Francisco at age 66. I read the book the way I watch most of Waters' films -- gleeful and in awe of his attraction to chaos, then repulsed and dying to avert my eyes.