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From the Back Cover:
"A book that all magicians of any age and level of experience will cherish and refer to for years to come!" — Lance Burton, World-Renowned Magician "A wonderful introduction, not only to ‘how it's done,’ but also to ‘how and why You can do it’!" — Tobias Beckwith, Magic Producer and Manager
350 Step-by-Step Photos Featured!
Perform Magic at the Drop of a Hat You don't need a white tiger, expensive props, or hours of preparation to do magic. With a little practice and showmanship, you can bewitch family, friends, and coworkers using a few everyday items! Make money disappear, melt a salt shaker, and even read someone's mind! The trick to spicing up your next party, presentation, or evening out is easy — just pick up Magic For Dummies®! Chock-Full of Show-Stopping Tricks:
* The Ninja Key Catch
* The Torn and Restored Toilet Paper
* Straw through the Jaw
* Beans through Orifices
Plus stunning tricks contributed by 35 of America's top professional magicians, including Lance Burton, Johnny Thompson, Jeff McBride, and Paul Harris!
You don’t need a white tiger, expensive props, or hours of preparation to do magic. With a little practice, some clever misdirection (which lays at the heart of all magic tricks), and showmanship, you can surprise family, friends, and coworkers using a few everyday items!
If you’re looking to saw a beautiful women in half or make buildings disappear, we’re sorry, but this book isn’t you. But if you want to act out little miracles that you can perform on the spur of the moment with items that are usually within reach, then Magic For Dummies can show you how.
Magic For Dummies features more than 90 easy-to-perform deceptions, illusions, and sleights of hand for any event or occasion. You’ll discover how to perform entertaining card tricks, coin tricks, disappearing acts, as well as the always-popular mind reading trick. You’ll even see how easy it is to make money disappear as well as melt a saltshaker! Chock-full of show-stopping tricks, Magic For Dummies will:
* Get you started with easy-to-learn magic tricks
* Let you turn a restaurant into a your stage with tricks that include utensils, mugs, and even food
* Show you how to use a deck of cards to perform endless magic tricks
* Make you the life of the party with tricks such as “Call This Number,” “The Strength Test,” and “The Phantom Photo”
* Get you out of tough situations buy giving you ten things to say when things go wrong
Filled with photos, patter, and presentation tips for every trick in the book, Magic For Dummies offers a great opportunity to become familiar with some of the coolest magic tricks ever performed. With the help of author David Pogue and the stunning tricks contributed by thirty-five of America’s top professional magicians, you’ll be leaving your friends, family, and coworkers spellbound at your mastery of the mystical arts.
Paperback: 408 pages
One last note: If you don't have this book-Get it! If not for the magic in it, use it in your act! "Hmm it worked in the store." Go to your case and bring out your copy of "Magic For Dummies!" This gets a huge laugh everytime!