Snake Oil

Life's Calculations, Misdirections, and Manipulations

by Jim Rose

ISBN 978-0910155-59-5

● $12.95

Step Right Up for Jim Rose’s Special Brand of Snake Oil!

The gyp, hoodwink, shuck, sandbag: An artform that has been passed down through generations of hustlers, con men, and freaks. Selling snake oil is the ultimate con, and readers will find within these pages everything from classic deceptions to the most recent of ruses. From fooling your friends to dangerous stage stunts, Jim Rose, snake oil salesman extraordinaire, provides new angles to old tricks. Those who dare to explore these pages will find themselved enticed by this special brand of snake oil . . . there’s nothing it won’t cure!

Here a clip of Jim back in the early days:

“Jim Rose is a pop culture icon.” — San Francisco Weekly

“A showman in the classic Barnum style, he’s obsessed with the best and the strangest and with providing genuine entertainment.” — The Toronto Star

“Rose is a turner of phrases, sometimes followed by stomachs . . .” — The Seattle Times

“The biggest freak of them all.” — MTV