Nobody's Fool: The Life And Times Of Schlitzie The Pinhead by Bill GriffithNobody's Fool: The Life And Times Of Schlitzie The Pinhead by Bill Griffith

Nobody's Fool: The Life And Times Of Schlitzie The Pinhead

byBill Griffith

Hardcover | March 19, 2019

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Nobody’s Fool follows the story of Schlitzie’s long career—from Coney Island and the Ringling Bros. Circus to small-town carnivals and big-city sideshows—which is one of legend. Today, Schlitzie is most well-known for his appearance in the cult classic Freaks. The making of Freaks and Schlitzie’s role in the film is a centerpiece of the book. In researching Schlitzie’s life (1901–1971), Griffith has tracked down primary sources and archives throughout the country, including conducting interviews with those who worked with him and had intimate knowledge of his personality, his likes and dislikes, how he responded to being a sideshow “freak,” and much more. This graphic novel biography provides never-before-revealed details of his life, offering a unique look into his world and restoring dignity to his life by recognizing his contributions to popular culture.
Bill Griffith is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip Zippy. Griffith’s prolific output has been included in such publications as the VillageVoice, National Lampoon, and the New Yorker. According to Bartlett, Griffith coined the popular phrase “Are we having fun yet?” He lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.  
Title:Nobody's Fool: The Life And Times Of Schlitzie The PinheadFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.5 × 6.38 × 1.38 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 6.38 × 1.38 inPublished:March 19, 2019Publisher:Abrams ComicArtsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419735012

ISBN - 13:9781419735011

Appropriate for ages: 13


Editorial Reviews

“…a sweetly compelling origin story.”