Magic For Dummies
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So you don’t look like an amateur, never reveal how you perform a magic trick. When someone asks you how you did your trick you need to say something, so try one of these snappy answers:
  • "Quite well, don't you think?"

  • "If I told you, I'd have to kill you."

  • "I'm a genetic freak."

  • "The question isn’t how — it's why."

  • "What are you, from 60 Minutes?"

  • "Pure luck."

  • "Can you keep a secret? Well, so can I."

  • "Witchcraft. Didn't you see me wiggle my nose?"

  • "Through years of tedious practice and self-denial."

  • "What do I look like — the Masked Magician?"

  • "Camera tricks."

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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?? 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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