By Benjamin Radford

undesirable clowns—those malicious misfits of the halfway who terrorize, hang-out, and threaten us—have lengthy been a cultural icon. This booklet describes the historical past of undesirable clowns, why clowns cross undesirable, and why many of us worry them. Going past ordinary clowns comparable to the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy, and Stephen King’s Pennywise, it additionally beneficial properties extraordinary, lesser-known tales of strange clown antics together with Bozo obscenity, Ronald McDonald haters, killer clowns, phantom-clown abductors, evil-clown panics, intercourse clowns, carnival clowns, troll clowns, and lots more and plenty extra. undesirable Clowns blends humor, research, and scholarship to bare what's in the back of the clown’s darkish smile.

Benjamin Radford is a author, investigator, and columnist for Discovery information. he's the writer of 8 books, so much lately Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters within the Land of attraction and monitoring the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast actually, Fiction, and Folklore, either released via the college of recent Mexico Press. Radford lives in Corrales, New Mexico.

“Clowns with sinister aspects and malevolent factors come below severe scrutiny during this pithy, abundantly illustrated learn of the ‘bad clown’ as a popular culture phenomenon.” -- Publishers Weekly

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