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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.
About the Author
Bruce Feiler is the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and America's Prophet. He writes the "This Life" column for the New York Times and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.
Praise for Under the Big Top: A Season with the Circus…
Praise for UNDER THE BIG TOP“A stunning collective portrait of an ingrown community with its own history, hierarchy, and traditions.” -The New Yorker
“Inspirational.” -New York Times
“Bruce Feiler is a keen and thoughtful observer...he forces circus goers to see the familiar spectacles anew.” -New York Times Book Review
“A colorful, sometimes unsettling, pageant of circus life.” -Entertainment Weekly
“As irresistible as cotton candy, as attention-grabbing as the death-defying trapeze act.” -Indianapolis Star