A hilariously filthy tale of sex, crime, and family dysfunction from the brilliantly twisted mind of John Waters, the legendary filmmaker and bestselling author of Mr. Know-It-All.

Marsha Sprinkle: Suitcase thief. Scammer. Master of disguise. Dogs and children hate her. Her own family wants her dead. She’s smart, she’s desperate, she’s disturbed, and she’s on the run with a big chip on her shoulder. They call her “Liarmouth”—until one insane man makes her tell the truth.

John Waters’s first novel, Liarmouth, is a perfectly perverted “feel-bad romance,” and the reader will thrill to hop aboard this delirious road trip of riotous revenge.


This is classic John Waters, complete with a society of bouncers, a chronic lying thief, a cat/dog mix breed, and talking penis that might be gay. Each chapter goes back and forth between Marsha and Darryl, who begin as an odd couple conspiring to steal luggage at airport carousels. Marsha has promised Darryl sex for his services after one year of “employment”. As the day arrives for payment, Marsha ditches him and heads out on her own, with Darryl’s raging hard on left to fend for itself. The penis then becomes one on it’s own, called Richard, short for Dick. The hilarity and hijinks continue throughout as it seems everyone is out to find Marsha and enact revenge, including her daughter and mother. Be prepared for some non PC content, as Mr. Waters throws digs in at pretty much everyone and everything, as he’s been doing so well on screen for the past several decades.

Available May 3, 2022 from Raincoast Books and MacMillan Publishing

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.