Nobody’s Fool

The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead



ISBN: 9781419735011 Category:

Bill Griffith


Nobody’s Foolfollows 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 classicFreaks. The making ofFreaksand 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.

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Weight 909 g
Dimensions 16.9 x 24.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 19 March 2019
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.9 x 24.6 cm
Weight 909 g


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Bill Griffithis the creator of the syndicated daily comic stripZippy. Griffith's prolific output has been included in such publications as theVillageVoice,NationalLampoon, and theNewYorker. According to Bartlett, Griffith coined the popular phrase "Are we having fun yet?" He lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.