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Guy Laliberté: The Fabulous Story
Transit Publishing, 2009

{Author} /// Ian Halperin

In this first-ever biography of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, author Ian Halperin takes you from the humble origins of this former French Canadian street performer, through his years of trial and struggle, to his brilliant success in bringing the extraordinary Cirque du Soleil to sold-out audiences worldwide. Ian Halperin details hows this former accordion player, stilt-walker and fire-eater made it to Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest billionaires. Experience the relentless drive of this unique visionary, his passion for life, the Cirque, and women. Halperin takes you inside Laliberté's world.

Release --  Sep.23.2009
# of Pages --  226 Pages
SRP --  $25.00 USD/CAN
Dimensions --  6.2in x 9.1in x 1in
ISBN-13 --  978-1-926745-15-2

    Text by: Keith Johnson | November 2009
    Fascination! Newsletter, Issue #70
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While there has been much written about Cirque du Soleil the company, not much has been written about the people who helped make the company. With his ascension into the ranks of billionaires and higher profile as a space tourist, it was only a matter of time before a biography, authorized or not, would attempt to illuminate the life of its founder, Guy Laliberté.

Halperin has written several pop culture books, including two on Kurt Cobain ("Who Killed" and "The Murder of") and three on supermodels (talking about their "dark side" and "deadly world"). In the latter, as he comments in these pages, he slept with several supermodels while gathering research undercover. His most popular book was "Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson" (published BEFORE the singers death it should be noted). He also has a celebrity gossip website, and if pictures on the site are to be believed is never without sunglasses.

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