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Step right up, Ladies and Germs, and feast your eyes on the incomparable wonders of a hidden world! Be astonished! amazed! disgusted! by brazen acts of self-destruction that no natural human body should be able to withstand!

Tony Gangi, professional magician, lifelong sideshow devotee, and card-carrying graduate of Coney Island's famed Sideshow School, guides you through th

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Citadel (first published 2010)
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Are you a fan of the sideshow? Curious what it's like to be a human blockhead? Love Brooklyn's famous Coney Island? Then this book is for you. Author Tony Gangi recounts how he went from a fan of the sideshow to a participant. With a backstage view of the world of extreme showmanship, this book will provide a good bit of entertainment.
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Tony Gangi is the author of Carny Sideshows: Weird Wonders of the Midway (Citadel Press, 2010). In addition to being a dyed in the wool lover of Halloween, he is the proprietor of one of the few flea circuses in existence, (“Live fleas do, in fact, perform circus tricks,” he says. “It’s all in the way you train them”) as well as a professional magician, sideshow aficionado and performer. He’s mast ...more
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