Meet the strangest people who ever lived! Read all about: the notorious love affairs of midgets, the strange sex lives of Siamese twins, the mule-faced woman whose son became her manager, the unusual amours of Jolly Daisy, the fat woman, the human torso who could sew, crochet, and type, and bizarre accounts of normal humans turned into freaks–either voluntarily or by design! Daniel P. Mannix, now enjoying a cult revival, is the author of noir classics such as Those About To Die, The History of Torture, The Hell-fire Club, Memoirs of a Sword Swallower, The Beast (the first biography of Aleister Crowley to enjoy wide readership), and many other books. Up until his death in January 1997 at the age of 85, Mannix–a former sword-swallower, fire-eater, fakir and world traveler–lived on the family farm with his falcon, miniature horses and reptile collection. V. Vale was fortunate enough to visit him in 1987.