So you pay (via ebay) to write 50 words in the book, then they pay you for writing 50 words in the book? Huh?
Arden said:No, that's not true. He said there's a customer born every minute, and he went it with the utmost respect for the public. This was in the days when he ran the American Museum and featured incredible "oddities of nature". It was one of the newspapers at the time who quoted one of Barnum's detractors who was both jealous of Barnum's success and disdainful of the public.
BARNUM WAS A SHOWMAN, not a jerk.