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.
Even with gaffs and gimmicks to help offset the risks, he took his life in his own hands every day in acts that were thrilling and sometimes brutally horrifying. Yet he was an authority on Chinese poetry and wrote with feeling and sensitivity. 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.
Includes a foreword by Teller.