Local publisher Future Tense is releasing The Book of Freaks by Jamie Iredell next month. The summary promises a faux encyclopedia of the bizarre and the mundane, exploring the freakishness of people in their various incarnations, "From circus freaks, to nationalities, to you and everyone you've ever met."

My favorite part is the ladies in the siamese-twins-connected-at-the-vag suit.

Jamie Iredell will be in town on March 5th at Ampersand with free beer and Mike Young, author of Look! Look! Feathers.