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A Book and a Chat with Bonnie Barnett

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A Book and a Chat

A Book and a Chat


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Bonnie Barnett first met her father, Bobo the clown, at the circus when she was 4 years old. Raised by her single mother, the circus’ first girl clown, Bobo was absent from Bonnie’s young life. From their first meeting at the circus to their emotional reconnection shortly before Bobo’s death,

Bobo's Daughter: One Woman's Journey to Find Hope, Healing, and the Father behind the Face Paint, recounts Barnett’s struggles growing up without a father and the peace and forgiveness she found in finally meeting the “father behind the face paint.” Now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Barnett shares her story, set against a unique and flamboyant backdrop, to encourage the importance of reconciling with and forgiving others.