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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 Binders life in and around the circus. Drawing on 35 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.

©2013 Paul Binder (P)2021 Paul Binder

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Never Quote the Weather: Even Better in Audible!

Who doesn't love a circus? Paul Binder's story of founding the Big Apple Circus, which my children loved, is charming and lively. It's even better in audio form, with Glenn Close narrating a touching and lovely forward, and Max Samuels narrating the entire book. Samuels' voice is deep and clear, crisp and distinctive, and brings the anecdotes and history to life in a most appealing way. Loved the whole package!