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Magic For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies

By (author) David Pogue

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  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 25mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 23 July 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Foster City
  • ISBN 10: 0764551019
  • ISBN 13: 9780764551017
  • Sales rank: 189,376

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"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 its 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 dont 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 someones mind! The trick to spicing up your next party, presentation, or evening out is easy just pick up Magic For Dummies(R)! Chock-Full of Show-Stopping Tricks:The Ninja Key CatchThe Torn and Restored Toilet PaperStraw through the JawBeans through OrificesPlus stunning tricks contributed by 35 of Americas top professional magicians, including Lance Burton, Johnny Thompson, Jeff McBride, and Paul Harris!

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About David Pogue David Pogue is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and has performed magic at parties, special events, on TV, and even over the radio for 25 years. He created and taught the beginning magic programs at the New School for Social Research and the Learning Annex. He has been known to mesmerize audiences with his magic tricks while on tour promoting his many bestselling books, including Macs(R) For Dummies(R), 5th Edition, Opera For Dummies(R), and Classical Music For Dummies(R). Contributor Mark Levy, magic consultant, has levitated and read spectators minds for nearly 30 years. His writings have appeared in some of magics most revered literary sources, including Richard Kaufmans CardMagic, Apocalypse magazine, and Magic.

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"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 Manager350 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(R)! Chock-Full of Show-Stopping Tricks: The Ninja Key CatchThe Torn and Restored Toilet PaperStraw through the JawBeans through OrificesPlus stunning tricks contributed by 35 of America's top professional magicians, including Lance Burton, Johnny Thompson, Jeff McBride, and Paul Harris!

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Becoming Magical. Chapter 1: All Form, No Content. Chapter 2: The Instant Gratification Chapter. PART II: Wizardry Anywhere. Chapter 3: The Financial Wizard. Chapter 4: New Uses for Old Office Supplies. Chapter 5: What to Do with Other People's Clothing. Chapter 6: Take It Outside, Pal. PART III: The Restaurant Zone. Chapter 7: Cutlery Is Your Friend. Chapter 8: Playing with Your Food. Chapter 9: Matches Made in Heaven. Intermission. PART IV: Pick a Card . Trick. Chapter 10: I Could Have Dealt All Night. Chapter 11: The Build-Your-Own-Card-Trick Kit. PART V: Party Time. Chapter 12: Rope. Chapter 13: I Knew That! Chapter 14: Group Hysteria. PART VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Basics of Good Magic. Chapter 16: Ten Classic Moments in Magic History. Chapter 17: Ten Dead Magicians Worth Knowing. Chapter 18: Ten Things to Say When Things Go Wrong. Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Get More into Magic. PART VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Magic Stores, Publishers, Societies, and Magazines. Appendix B: Magic Words: A Glossary. Appendix C: Trickography. Index. Book Registration Information.