Side show: my life with geeks, freaks & vagabonds in the carny trade
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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Part of a vanishing culture, Bone led an extraordinary carnival life, and his cumulative experiences throughout 40 years as an itinerant sideshow magician, barker, fakir, fighter, and carny are ... Read full review