Howard Bone with Dan Waldron . . .
SIDE SHOW: MY LIFE WITH GEEKS, FREAKS, AND VAGABONDS IN THE CARNY TRADE
foreword by Teller
(the quieter half of Penn and Teller)
Howard Bone was a side show 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 carney ways as only an insider could know them. Only someone with Howard Bone’s power of observation and talent for recording events as he saw them, could have come up with this book.
. . . compulsively readable.
An appealing, amusing and down and dirty glimpse into the rarely
depicted nether regions of show business.
Side Show brings to life the Howard Bone we knew.
Howard Bone lived an extraordinary and outrageous life: soldier,
sideshow magician, carnival roughie and ticket seller, martial arts
master, fakir. Now we have Bone’s wildly hysterical, often poignant
chronicle of that amazing life.
Trade paperback - 132 pages - $12.95