Bad Clowns (Paperback)

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Winner of the Bronze Medal for Popular Culture in the 2017 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

Bad clowns--those malicious misfits of the midway who terrorize, haunt, and threaten us--have long been a cultural icon. This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad, and why many people fear them. Going beyond familiar clowns such as the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy, and Stephen King's Pennywise, it also features bizarre, lesser-known stories of weird clown antics including Bozo obscenity, Ronald McDonald haters, killer clowns, phantom-clown abductors, evil-clown panics, sex clowns, carnival clowns, troll clowns, and much more. Bad Clowns blends humor, investigation, and scholarship to reveal what is behind the clown's dark smile.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780826356666
ISBN-10: 0826356664
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2016
Pages: 216
Language: English