Under the Big Top: A Season with the Circus

Under the Big Top: A Season with the Circus

by Bruce Feiler

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Overview

Both a great American adventure and a rare entry into asheltered world, Under the Big Top describes one man's pursuit of every child's fantasy: running away to join the circus. Bruce Feiler's unforgettable year as a clown will forever change your view of one of the world's oldest art forms and remind you of how dreams can go horribly wrong — and then miraculously come true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060527020
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/25/2003
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Abraham, Where God Was Born, America's Prophet, The Council of Dads, and The Secrets of Happy Families. He is a columnist for the New York Times, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

October 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

Savannah, Georgia

Education:

B.A., Yale University, 1987; M.Phil. in international relations, Cambridge University, 1991

What People are Saying About This

Douglas Brinkley

“Writing beautifully...Bruce Feiler penetrates the heart and soul of circus life with such stark clarity.”

Jim Foster

“A three ring triumph...the best book ever written about the circus.”

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