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Detour On An Elephant: A Year Dancing with The Greatest Show on Earth Paperback – January 1, 2014

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Barbara File Marangon graduated from SUNY Empire State College with a B.A. in Dance. She lives in Florida and Italy where she is a writer, dance teacher, and choreographer.

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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Ogham Books International; 1st edition (January 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991173112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991173112
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,281,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lois K. Post on December 31, 2014
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"Joining the circus," it turns out, is a lot more realistic than most of us think when say we want to do it - that is if you're already a trained performer, as Barbara is and was! I thought it was going to be more about the circus itself, but it's actually a memoir, so reading about circus life from her very personal perspective gives the reader a truly inside story. Yes, it was a job, but more than that, the circus is a "life" and "family." The circus train is home as they move from venue to venue, and Barbara bothers to explain each venue in pretty good detail; at first I wondered why, but began to see how the differences affected the performers, sometimes working under much more challenging situations than others!
Because the book is a personal memoir as much as a book about being a circus performer, there are intermittent chapters about her other personal life and other dancing gigs. Once I got in the swing of it, I realized that her year in the circus was, indeed, a detour, and one that left her with warm memories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By richard nagle on June 15, 2014
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Having toured with a smaller circus as "Smokey the Clown" in a previous life I found "Detour on an Elephant" to be a charming, exciting and extremely accurate telling of life on the road with a big show like Ringling Brothers. I enjoyed Barbara File Marangon's candor in telling of romances on the road, something that happens in every show but is rarely spoken of. She may be pictured riding high on an elephant but she is down to earth when it comes to telling it as it is about the life of a circus performer after the lights go out, the spangles come off and the performers are just regular people doing a dangerous, exciting job. A wonderful book for anyone who wants to go behind the scenes at the circus!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Land on March 1, 2015
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Wow! A friend of mine recommended that I read this and lent me her copy. I'm an artist in this lifetime - but in the next I want to come back as a circus performer which seems equally as interesting and as unconventional a career! I like finding out what different careers are really like (things I'd never thought about doing whatever) and this book provides vivid descriptions of circus life as well as some interesting actual happenings in circus history. And, as a fellow animal lover - I enjoyed reading about the various exotic animals with which she came into contact everyday - and particularly of her close relationship with Peggy the elephant - with whom she performed. I hope she comes out with a sequel and lets us know the paths life has taken her! (A few uncaught typo's - but I forgive a person who seems as talented a writer AS she is a dancer.) Also - loved the cover!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rossana on February 18, 2015
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This is one of the best book I have ever read! Not only it's rich of stories about circus life, but also it's a true story of a brave woman, and it's funny, too. Reading this book it's like to see a movie! And I learned a lot about cities of US that I couldn't visit. I will give this book to friends, so that they can enjoy it as I did.
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