Side show: my life with geeks, freaks & vagabonds in the carny trade

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Sun Dog Press, 2001 - Social Science - 137 pages
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Cultural Writing. Memoir. Howard Bone was a sideshow magician virtually his whole working life. During a long, eventful, and adventurous career he lived every aspect of outdoor show business in its golden era. SIDE SHOW captures the flavor of those boisterous times -- the characters, the scenes, the scams, the dodges, the joys and sorrows of carny ways as only an insider could know them. An appealing, amusing and down and dirty glimpse into the rarely depicted nether regions of show business -- Ricky Jay, magician, actor, and author.

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Review: Side Show: My Life with Geeks, Freaks & Vagabonds in the Carny Trade

User Review  - Les Wolf - Goodreads

Alright, I'll admit it. I'm a little obsessed with extraordinary, eccentric or really odd people. Howard Bone fits the bill in this book. A black belt martial artist and a magician, Howard Bone ... Read full review

Review: Side Show: My Life with Geeks, Freaks & Vagabonds in the Carny Trade

User Review  - Hobart Frolley - Goodreads

I love memoirs by carnies! There's something really enjoyable about the seediness and unrepentant sleaze that fills these books. I guess they fall into the same camp as Jim Thompson novels and 70's ... Read full review

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