Scott McKenzie visits Off Square Books to read and sign copies of The Man Behind the Nose.
If a man whose life was threatened by assassination -- twice -- as he ran for president; a man who flew into the jungles of New Guinea just to see if he could survive a tribe of cannibals; and a man almost swallowed by a giant python in Thailand, but was saved by his size 83 shoes -- if that man sounds like he might be a clown, then that would be right, as all those things about Larry Harmon, aka BOZO, are true. Another clown feat performed by Larry Harmon was his death, at age 83, before finishing this book. So it is appropriately clownish, at least to us, that this book was written by a former bookseller at Square Books, Scott McKenzie, who will be here Sept. 15th to tell us about the life of Larry Harmon, and have a good laugh with those of us there to see him. RH
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The Man Behind the Nose is the autobiography of the man who was Bozo. For 50 years Larry Harmon was the face—and the nose—of Bozo the Clown, the most well-known, beloved clown of them all, the precursor for every successful modern-day harlequin to come, from Ronald McDonald to Krusty.