Under the Big Top

Under the Big Top

Number of page: 288
Author: ruce Feiler
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Performing Arts

Both a great American adventure and a rare entry into asheltered world, Under the Big Top describes one man’s pursuit of every child’s fantasy: running away to join the circus. Bruce Feiler’s unforgettable year as a clown will forever change your view of one of the world’s oldest art forms and remind you of how dreams can go horribly wrong — and then miraculously come true.

About The Author

Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Abraham, Where God Was Born, America's Prophet, The Council of Dads, and The Secrets of Happy Families. He is a columnist for the New York Times, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.


  • bnbookgirlbnbookgirl
    LibraryThing Review I LOVED this book. What an interesting life. I learned so much, good and bad, about the life of circus preformers. Some humor, some sadness, but all great storytelling. Feiler’s observations were brought to life on the pages of this book.
  • Jane DoeJane Doe
    UNDER THE BIG TOP: A Season with the Circus Here is a trip to the circus to be enjoyed by sociologists, etymologists, history buffs, and the morose of all ages. Feiler (Learning to Bow, 1991, etc.) spends a season in whiteface with the Clyde