Freaks (Paperback)

By Daniel P. Mannix

Juno Books, 9780965104258, 124pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1999

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/1/1976)

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Description

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Originally printed in a small edition and withdrawn by the publisher after one month, this book (out of print for nearly 20 years), is brought back to eye-popping life with many new photos.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.