P.T. Barnum relates a true history of his adventures and the many enterprises in which he had engaged. A very interesting and colorful man, Barnum discusses his checkered career, where he had been everything from farmer's boy to merchant, clerk to manager, show man and bank president. He had been in jails and palaces, known poverty and wealth, traveled over a large portion of two continents and had seen all varieties of people and character. A light-hearted, intriguing history which will endeavor the reader to laugh at the antics of this historical show man.