Marc Hartzman

According to, Marc Hartzman is “one of America's leading connoisseurs of the bizarre.” He is the author of American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History’s Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers (Tarcher/Penguin), The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir (Curious Publications), Found on eBay: 101 Genuinely Bizarre Items From the World’s Online Yard Sale (Universe/Rizzoli), The Anti-Social Network Journal: A Place For All The Thoughts, Plans and Ideas You Don’t Want To Share (Knock Knock), and God Made Me Do It: True Stories of the Worst Advice the Lord Has Ever Given (Sourcebooks). Hartzman has also written for Bizarre magazine, AOL Weird News and is currently a contributor to the Weird News section of HuffPost. More of his love for the unusual can be found on his site,



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