Freaks: We Who Are Not As Others

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powerHouse Books, May 1, 1999 - Fiction - 124 pages
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Originally printed in a small edition and withdrawn after one month by the publisher, Pocket Books, "Freaks" -- out of print for nearly 20 years -- was brought back to eyepopping life, with many new photos, by the renowned marginal culture press RE/Search. Now Juno Books, morphed from the now-defunct RE/Search, has brought "Freaks" back into the mainstream publishing fold with panache.In "Freaks", meet the strangest people who ever lived, and read about: the notorious love affairs of midgets-- the dwarf clown's wife whose feet grew directly from her body-- the famous pinhead who inspired Verdi's Rigoletto-- the 34-inch-tall midget happily married to his 264 lbs. wife-- the human torso who could sew, crochet, and type and other bizarre accounts of normal humans turned into freaks -- either voluntarily or by evil design!

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User Review  - Arnpoe - Goodreads

This was an excellent introduction into the world of sideshows, well before their modern, less shocking incarnations. Read full review

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User Review  - Debra - Goodreads

This was a very informative book, but not well-written (you can tell the author is not a professional writer, in fact, he's a professional carny guy). It is also outdated and some of the terms used to ... Read full review

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Mannix is a former sword swallower, fire-eater, fakir, and world traveller.

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