January 28, 2014

Post #3620 – 20140128

Mr Pinkwater,
I was listening to NPR this morning and heard your story about overweight animal trainers.
My family is in show business , my mother was a 5th generation preformer . I remeber Uncle Heavy's pigs when we travelled with the Ken Jensen circus in the early 60's and knew Bobby Gibbs fairly well. I would love to be able to share your story with a few friends but cant seem to find it anywhere. Is it possible to have a copy emailed to me ?
Michael Lauber

Daniel replies:

It was on NPR?  Really?  Would you happen to remember what program it was on?  I'd like to know. 

The story is in Fish Whistle, which you can download as an e-book from Amazon, also Fishwhistle, which you can find used all over, and Hoboken Fish and Chicago Whistle, which you can order as a book on Amazon, or from Xlibris. And I know an audio version exists, but I don't remember where.

Bobby Gibbs used to tell people I had worked as a roustabout in his circus, and played trombone in the band--which is true, of course.