Freaks: We Who Are Not As Others
The Re/Search edition of this long out-of-print classic book based on Mannix's personal acquaintance with sideshow stars such as the Alligator Man and the Monkey Woman.
Read all about the notorious love affairs of midgets; the strange sex lives of Siamese twins; the dwarf clown's wife whose feet grew directly from her body; the mule-faced woman whose son became her manager; the amazing story of the elephant boy; the unusual amours of Jolly Daisy, the fat woman; the famous pinhead who inspired Verdi's Rigoletto; the tragedy of Betty Lou Williams and her parasitic twin; the black midget, only 34 inches tall, who was happily married to a 264-pound wife; the human torso who could sew, crochet and type; and bizarre accounts of normal humans turned into freaks--either voluntarily or by evil design!
Author: Daniel P. Mannix
Publisher: Re/Search Books
Size: 8.5 x 11
Notes: paperback, b/w
Release Date: 1999