On a trip that Mr. Waters said took him eight days and about 15 hitchhiked rides to get him from one end of the country to the other, he has accumulated numerous anecdotes for a book he has tentatively titled “Carsick” and which will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
If I'd been one of the lucky 15 to have picked him up, I'd totally have driven him as far as he wanted...
...then again, that probably would have made for a less interesting book.
ETA: Josh says that he'd have brought him home like a stray animal. "Honey! I found a John Waters on the side of the road!"
So, like, did they forget to mention one and then throw it in later? Or was there so much confusion about the titles that they just figured, "OH, HELL. THEY'RE BOTH GREAT: LET'S JUST KEEP ALL SIX!"
ETA: Should have read the LA Times post more carefully: "We could have taken one of the books away to keep it five, but we decided that it was better to add a sixth one as an exception, because they're all good books." So, really, it was my second suspicion. Which is much more bizarre. And hilarious. Literary hijinks. I LIKE!