Robert Markowitz was a criminal defense attorney in Palo Alto, California. But the work caused him a great deal of stress and he started developing all sorts of physical ailments. So he quit and headed to Mexico to escape the job he hated. When he finally returned to the United States, he was 37-years-old, broke and living with his mother back in his boyhood home in New York.
Going through the help wanted section of The New York Times, he came across an advertisement for a company that would train you to be a clown. So he became “Bobo, The Clown” and he started performing at children’s birthday parties. “Bobo the Clown” eventually made the transition to “Robert, The Guitar Guy.” He has been performing for young children — mostly 3, 4 and 5 year-olds — for over 25 years now.
His latest move — authoring a debut novel called “Clown Shoes.” The story is a fictionalized narrative of Robert’s major life experiences. And like his performances, the book is fast-moving, funny and highly-entertaining. We hope you’ll order a copy on Amazon.