Freak Like Me: Inside the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow

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From the heart of Seattle comes the Jim Rose Circus. . . artists of themacabre dedicated to performing mind-boggling physical miracles that makeaudiences' eyes pop out. . . or roll back in a dead faint.

The amazing Mr. Lifto has his body pierced in eleven places from which he hangsweights. Guess which body part stretches out over two feet to touch thefloor?

Matt the Tube has one of the most outrageous party ...

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Overview

From the heart of Seattle comes the Jim Rose Circus. . . artists of themacabre dedicated to performing mind-boggling physical miracles that makeaudiences' eyes pop out. . . or roll back in a dead faint.

The amazing Mr. Lifto has his body pierced in eleven places from which he hangsweights. Guess which body part stretches out over two feet to touch thefloor?

Matt the Tube has one of the most outrageous party tricks ever. . . and itmakes audiences groan, gag, and sometimes pass out.

Jim Rose does intimate things with a razor blade ladder, lightbulbs, and brokenglass that will leave you gasping. . . and afraid to look.

Having started out in underground clubs on the West Coast, the Jim Rose CircusSideshow now plays to sellout crowds all over the world . Every stunt theypull is real — including a football game with running chain saws. Their aimis to amaze, to stun, to gross you out, to hit the exhilarating forbidden zoneof the brain — and leave you screaming for more.

Now Jim Rose takes you along on tour with the circus in a hilarious, insane,outrageous odyssey of the bizarre — and gives you the whole true-life story ofthe men and women who put on the most incredible, unthinkable, and amazing showin the world.


"I laughed, I cried, I threw up." — Susan Olsen, A.K.A. Cindy Brady

"There's not three seconds of this we could show on national television."
— Head Producer of Entertainment Tonight

Rose started his act on the streets of Venice Beach and ended up being the "must-see" act at Lollapalooza. Along the way, a whole sideshow troupe began to sprout, and the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow received national attention from the likes of Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and Howard Stern. With extraordinary photos, this is a ringside seat at the most astounding circus in the world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780440507444
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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