Final Confession of Mabel StarkeBook - 2013
In the 1910s and 1920s, when circus was the most popular form of entertainment in North America, Mabel Stark made her name in a man's world as the greatest female tiger trainer in history, the centre-ring finale act for the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. Brazen, courageous, obsessed with tigers and sexually eccentric, Stark survived a dozen severe maulings -- and five husbands. Now, at age 80 and about to lose her job, she decides that there is one last thing she needs to do: Mabel Stark wants to confess.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Canada, 2013