- Circus Report
"At 238 pages, with over 170 historical photographs, the book is a delight to read. I highly recommend it"
- White Tops
"The Grand Gypsy is indeed fascinating and highly enjoyable reading, not only for anyone interested in circus history, but also for any curious or adventurous mind."
"The roster of names dropped along the way, along with an expansive collection of photographs from every period covered in the book, should provide a good deal of pleasure"
- Spectacle Magazine
About the Author
Ottavio Gesmundo, Ottavio Canestrelli's grandson, hails from more than six generations of Italian circus performers. He is a director, choreographer, and stunt coordinator, who has performed on numerous television specials, Broadway, and over twenty-five productions in Las Vegas. Currently, Ottavio travels the globe performing death-defying crossbow stunts with his wife, Naomi, as MR. & MRS. G. Gesmundo lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.