Magic for Dummies

Magic for Dummies

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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 Dummies will:

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.

Publisher: Foster City, Calif. : IDG Books Worldwide, [1998]
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780764551017
0764551019
Characteristics: xxxii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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ltfudge Jan 18, 2012

Some of the spells in this tome are not family friendly. My son was under the impression for a week that he had to "sacrifice" our house cat for some weird zen something. I don't know. All I do know is I never want to have to clean up a hairy bloody mess like that again!

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