Magic For Dummies

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Wiley, Jul 23, 1998 - Games - 408 pages
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You don’t need a white tiger, expensive props, or hours ofpreparation to do magic. With a little practice, some clevermisdirection (which lays at the heart of all magic tricks), andshowmanship, you can surprise family, friends, and coworkers usinga few everyday items!

If you’re looking to saw a beautiful women in half or makebuildings disappear, we’re sorry, but this book isn’tyou. But if you want to act out little miracles that you canperform on the spur of the moment with items that are usuallywithin reach, then Magic For Dummies can show you how.

Magic For Dummies features more than 90 easy-to-performdeceptions, illusions, and sleights of hand for any event oroccasion. You’ll discover how to perform entertaining cardtricks, coin tricks, disappearing acts, as well as thealways-popular mind reading trick. You’ll even see how easyit is to make money disappear as well as melt a saltshaker!Chock-full of show-stopping tricks, Magic For Dummieswill:

  • Get you started with easy-to-learn magic tricks
  • Let you turn a restaurant into a your stage with tricks thatinclude utensils, mugs, and even food
  • Show you how to use a deck of cards to perform endless magictricks
  • Make you the life of the party with tricks such as “CallThis Number,” “The Strength Test,” and “ThePhantom Photo”
  • Get you out of tough situations by giving you ten things to saywhen things go wrong

Filled with photos, patter, and presentation tips for everytrick in the book, Magic For Dummies offers a greatopportunity to become familiar with some of the coolest magictricks ever performed. With the help of author David Pogue and thestunning tricks contributed by thirty-five of America’s topprofessional magicians, you’ll be leaving your friends,family, and coworkers spellbound at your mastery of the mysticalarts.

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Dont let the dummies name scare you.

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Bought this book for my husband who is a budding magician for the sake of our nieces & nephews. He was able to perform multiple tricks within hours. ... Read full review



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About the author (1998)

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?? For Dummies??, 5th Edition, Opera For Dummies??, and Classical Music For Dummies??. Contributor Mark Levy, magic consultant, has levitated and read spectators' minds for nearly 30 years. His writings have appeared in some of magic's most revered literary sources, including Richard Kaufman's CardMagic, Apocalypse magazine, and Magic.

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