Freaks: We Who Are Not As Others

Front Cover
powerHouse Books, May 1, 1999 - Fiction - 124 pages
24 Reviews
Originally printed in a small edition and withdrawn after one month by the publisher, Pocket Books, "Freaks" -- out of print for nearly 20 years -- was brought back to eyepopping life, with many new photos, by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!

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
9
4 stars
9
3 stars
4
2 stars
2
1 star
0

It has great photos and is easy to reference. - Goodreads
This is my favorite Research book. - Goodreads
I wish this book had more pictures. - Goodreads
Adult content in some pictures! - Goodreads

Review: Freaks

User Review  - Arnpoe - Goodreads

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

Review: Freaks

User Review  - Goodreads

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

Contents

I
II
III
Copyright

3 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1999)

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

Bibliographic information