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ISBN: 9780965104258

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Meet the strangest people who ever lived

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 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 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

Originally printed in a small edition and withdrawn by the publisher after one month, this book (out of print for nearly 20 years), is brought back to eye-popping life with many new photos. Daniel P. Mannix, now enjoying a cult revival, is the author of noir classics such as Those About to Die, The History of Torture, The Hell-fire Club, Memoirs of a Sword Swallower, The Beast (the first biography of Aleister Crowley to enjoy wide readership), and many others. A former sword-swallower, fire-eater, fakir and world traveler, Mr. Mannix still lives on the family farm with his falcon, miniature horses and reptile collection.

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Mannix, Daniel P.
  • ISBN: 9780965104258
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 11.01 x 0.43
  • Number Of Pages: 124
  • Publication Year: 1999

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