Magic For Dummies book cover

Magic For Dummies

Author:
David Pogue
Published: August 14, 1998

Overview

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! 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 like “Call This Number,” “The Strength Test,” and “The Phantom Photo”
  • Get you out of tough situations by 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 35 of America’s top professional magicians, you’ll be leaving your friends, family, and coworkers spellbound at your mastery of the mystical arts.
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! 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 like “Call This Number,” “The Strength Test,” and “The Phantom Photo”
  • Get you out of tough situations by 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 35 of America’s top professional magicians, you’ll be leaving your friends, family, and coworkers spellbound at your mastery of the mystical arts.
    Magic For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    Learning and practicing magic is fun and challenging and to keep it as stress-free as possible be prepared to coolly answer questions about your tricks and make a quick recovery when a trick goes wrong. Know the different types of people in your audience so you can deal with their sometimes offbeat behavior and study some key words you will use repeatedly as you continue on your magic career.