Freaks: We Who Are Not As Others
by Daniel P. Mannix
8 1/2" x 11"
124 pages, 88 astounding photos and additional material from the author's personal collection.
We also offer this book in a signed, hard-bound, limited edition for $50.
Meet the strangest people who ever lived! Read all about: the notorious love affairs of midgets, the strange sex lives of Siamese twins, the mule-faced woman whose son became her manager, the unusual amours of Jolly Daisy, the fat woman, the human torso who could sew, crochet, and type, and bizarre accounts of normal humans turned into freaks--either voluntarily or by 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Originally printed in a small edition and withdrawn by the publisher after one month, this book (out of print for nearly 20 years), is brought back to life with many new photos.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 other books. Up until his death in January 1997 at the age of 85, Mannix--a former sword-swallower, fire-eater, fakir and world traveler--lived on the family farm with his falcon, miniature horses and reptile collection.
". . . entertaining and even enlightening
. . ."
"Most rewarding is the absence of contrived sensation: it is clearly
evident throughout this book that the only shocking contents are the photographs.
Instead, Mr. Mannix has written a sensitive, humane story about some outstanding
examples of civilization's contributors. Because of his deep understanding
caring attitude, this book explores innermost feelings that until now
could never be presented in a book of this subject matter."
"Mannix and RE/Search have provided us with a moving glimpse at the rarified
world of deformity; a glimpse that ultimately succeeds in its goal of
humanizing the inhuman, revealing the beauty that often lies behind the
grotesque and dramatically illustrating the triumph of the human spirit
in the face of overwhelming debility."