Some people really glamorize the Carny life, usually people who have never lived it for long.
There are a few books written by people who spent a season or two on the road, just to get material for their book.
Their books are bullshit. I can romanticise just about anything if I want to, and that's what these people do, they're not real Carnies and never will be, they're just pretending so they can write a book..
1 or 2 or even 3 seasons doe's not constitute a book, so please spare me the shit.
Most people that have the real experience to write an actual book on Carny life are too busy working on the Carnival, or don't have the skill to write the book in the first place.
I could do it, but who would give a shit?
There's a common misconception among a lot of people that aren't Carnies, that Carnies are stupid, this is so far from the truth.
Some are stupid grease monkeys, but a majority are pretty sharp, they're just fucked up in some way and don't fit.
Formally uneducated maybe, stupid? No.
I've met a lot more formally educated people that were stupid.
Most Carnival people that have been around awhile are streetwise.