Nobody's Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead


Main Details
Date 2019
Location of Publication New York, NY
Genre Biography
Format Hardcover
Type Original Graphic Novel
Page Count 256
Language English
  • ISBN — 978-1-4197-3501-1
  • Library of Congress Catalog Card Number — 2018025742
  • UPC — 9 781419 735011 52499
Notes Cover price: U.S. $24.99 / Can. $31.99 / U.K. £17.99

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.


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