RARE AUTOGRAPHED HARDBACK. Black End Papers. Daniel P. Mannix is the Outsider Noir Cultural Historian whose ancestors came over on the Mayflower. He wrote some of RE/Search’s favorite books, including Memoirs of a Sword Swallower and Freaks. As a teenager Mannix became a sword-swallower and fire-eater in a touring sideshow; he took photographs, and wrote his experiences in 2 books published by RE/Search. FREAKS is the authoritative edition featuring photographs taken by the author… $30 PAPERBACK FIRST EDITION 7 copies left!.