The Rise and Fall of the Sideshow Geek


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The Rise and Fall of the Sideshow Geek by Nathan Wakefield

Trade Paperback – Outside Talker Press – Jul 2023 – 379 pages

Delve into the captivating and sometimes dark history of sideshow geeks and other eccentric acts of the past! With this book, you can explore the realm of forgotten carnival entertainment. Learn all about the rise and fall of the sideshow geek, uncovering the truth behind the myths and uncovering untold stories. You’ll be taken on a journey through time to discover the captivating and sometimes outrageous entertainment of these forgotten acts.

What is included in this book:

– History of the sideshow geek and other eccentric acts

– Interviews with performers and thought leaders

– Exploration of wild men, stone eaters, human ostriches, and competitive goldfish swallowers

– Comprehensive picture of the rise and ultimate demise of the sideshow geek


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