{Free Best} Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion: And Other Uncommon Tales from the Founder of the Big Apple CircusAuthor Paul Binder – Stg2bio.co

Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion and other uncommon tales from the founder of the Big Apple Circus is a celebration of Paul Binder s life in and around the circus Drawing on thirty five years with the show he created, the Big Apple Circus founder and founding Artistic Director invites us inside the fence every kid peers through for an intimate look at the uncommon life of circus artists, their animal partners, and the roustabouts who spend their days in a world that is both close knit and international, high minded and low comedy, death defying and ludicrous Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion and other uncommon tales from the founder of the Big Apple Circus balances the weird and the workaday, the curious and the commonplace, the exhilaration and the exhaustion of life in the circus, with simple portrayals of ordinary people going about the business of achieving the extraordinary

12 thoughts on “Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion: And Other Uncommon Tales from the Founder of the Big Apple Circus

  1. Scott Nelson Scott Nelson says:

    A long while ago Paul Binder fell in love with the circus And being the kind of guy he is, he decided to share that love with as many people as he could First he founded and ran what is arguably the best circus in the United States and one of the best in the world the Big Apple Circus And now he has shared some of his best stories from that time that we can also fall in love with the circus.I had tears in my eyes and laughed out loud Not many books can do that.In the process he also shows us why the art of circus should be respected and valued and it has a rightful place beside theater, ballet, opera, and the symphony.

  2. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    Fun book about an old circus that s still around

  3. BaderStateTransplant BaderStateTransplant says:

    It is a quick read Binder doesn t go into anything to in depth but he does share several entertaining stories.You can definitely tell by his writing that he grew up in high society It is an interesting to look at how the other half lives.

  4. User #17 User #17 says:

    Paul Binder not only lived the circus life, he created his own show This collection of anecdotes provide a look at the unique people and lifestyle of the traveling American circus Well written and fascinating from start to finish.

  5. Mark Lonergan Mark Lonergan says:

    Mr Binder s stories are entertaining, witty, and often moving, as he chronicles his life in and out of the circus ring Yes, there are plenty of great behind the scenes stories here, but also some insight into a man who started with an idea and founded what is an institution in New York City The chutzpah required to start a circus from the ground up and keep it running for 30 years It s evident as you breeze through this terrific collection of stories from a legendary figure.

  6. Kath Kath says:

    Such fun I enjoyed all of Paul Binder s stories of circus life I had no idea what those performers go throughto maintain the spectacular shows they put on for the rest of us.

  7. Healing Hands Healing Hands says:

    Everything is spot on and pure Paul Binderwonderful

  8. Lynn A Sparks Lynn A Sparks says:

    dad is big circus buff he fully enjoyed it

  9. W. Lee W. Lee says:

    Good read.

  10. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    Great stories, some heartwarming, some funny Quick peak into the life of the circus briefly takes you to a different way of life.

  11. eric mcconnell eric mcconnell says:

    Binder writes an entertaining book for two reasons, 1 My father was the general manager on the BAC for two years and my brother and I owned the concession operations for six seasons 2 My Dad and or I were involved in or witnessed some of the events written about in the book It s fun to read about the time we spent on the show I think we have a different take or version of some of the stories But to hear our version you can wait for my book on life on the circus or talk to me the next time you see me on a circus lot I ll give Binder this, the Big Apple Circus in the 80s were hands down the greatest circus in America I ve never seen a better show As with most performers we loved them on stage but you would not want to spend 10 minutes with them But that s a different story.

  12. Glimp-glormp Glimp-glormp says:

    It s very funny but with great moments of clarity I love this book and highly recommend it to anyone who likes circus or wants to hear true stories that amaze.