Daniel P. Mannix wrote some

Daniel P. Mannix wrote some great books in the ’50s and ’60s, including an autobiography about his years as a carnival sideshow performer, called Memoirs of a Sword Swallower. The Half-and-Half is an unpublished chapter from the book. The first two sentences are wonderful:

“Even though she was very attractive, I never could really fall in love with Frances-Francine because I didn’t know if she was a man or woman. Finally I asked her and she told me frankly, ‘I don’t know myself, Slim.'”