Penn & Teller's How to Play in Traffic
by Penn Jillette, Teller, Anthony Loew (Photographer)
While Star Trek fans, role-playing game fans, and even comic book fans eventually find each other and develop something like social groups, teenage magicians are, due to the rarity of their particular geek kink, more likely to remain socially inept than any other group. That isolation and talent for magic allowed Penn & Teller a great deal of time to devote to revenge, mayhem, and making others look foolish. Now they share their techniques, as well as the wisdom one gains from acquiring happiness only after being ostracized and ridiculed, in Penn & Teller's How to Play in Traffic. A mixture of tricks you can do in hotel rooms, cars, and planes, some ill-advised methods for messing with the minds of airport security personnel, and a series of memoirs of the unusual people they've met on their B-venue journeys around the world, How to Play in Traffic is not only funny (as one would expect from Penn & Teller) but also oddly insightful.

Abracadabra!: Secret Methods Magicians & Others Use to Deceive Their Audience
by Nathaniel Schiffman, Henry Gordon
What goes into a magic show? My first idea was to write an encyclopedia of "things to look for in a magic show" to show readers how they could figure out how the trick is done. But I soon realized there was lots of careful planning and psychological influencing of the audience that goes into a well-done illusion. In the end, the book contains both the encyclopedia, and the explanations of how magicians try to maniupulate our minds.

The World's Best Simple Bar Tricks
by Doug Lansky
Have a blast with bar tricks that can keep the party going for hours!

Join in the fun by learning the secret of the "healed" broken matchstick...the mysteriously moving cigarette...the miraculous liquid handcuffs...and the "can-you-line-them-up?" three-glass challenge. Here are 50 entertaining and exceptionally easy illusions, brain benders, games, gimmicks, and unnatural phenomena that require little or no physical skill to perform.

Whenever conversation fizzles, the food runs out, or boredom threatens to set in, you can get the good times rolling. All you need are items at hand like coins, glasses, and a napkin...Plus the exciting insider information you'll find in this, the biggest, most entertaining guide to bar tricks anywhere...for great fun anytime! Each and every bar trick is fully illustrated, risk-free and safe, great entertainment for club nights, parties, outings, sporting events.

Collectable Card Tricks - Volume 1 Box Set

Card Manipulations
by Jean Hugard

Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic
by Mark Wilson, Walter Brown Gibson
An invaluable reference tool for beginner and advanced magicians, Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic provides detailed illustrations and instructions that will teach magicians of any level to perform a variety of tricks and illusions. See why the Los Angeles Times anoints this book: "the text that...young magicians swear by." Includes over 300 magic tricks.

Magic For DummiesŪ
by David Pogue
Move over, David Copperfield. The coolest magic tricks have been gathered together in one book, best-selling author David Pogue's Magic For Dummies, which is guaranteed to leave your friends, family and coworkers spellbound at your mastery of the mystical arts. Perform great magic at the drop of a hat with these tips and tricks -- literally -- from Pogue and 35 of America's top professional magicians. With a little practice (and some clever misdirection, which lays at the heart of all magic tricks), you'll bewitch everyone around you with card tricks, coin tricks, disappearing acts, and even mind-reading! Magic For Dummies features more than 90 deceptions, illusions, and sleights of hand for all occasions, along with photos, patter, and presentation tips for every trick in the book. You'll be pulling rabbits out of your hat for years to come with these great magic tricks...easy enough to learn, and enchanting enough to keep folks baffled and bewildered.

Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
by Jean Hugard

The Illustrated History of Magic
by Milbourne Christopher, Maurine Christopher (Contributor), David Copperfield

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Magic Tricks
by Tom Ogden, Lance Burton (Introduction), Jason Alexander (Preface)
You're no idiot, of course. You know the gift of magic isn't borne on faeries'wings or bestowed a birth by a touch of Merlin's staff--it takes lots of practice to perfect the tricks that will astound audiences. But where do you learn the secrets behind those tricks, so you can get started? Hold on to your top hat! The complete Idiot's Guide to Magic Tricks brings you inside the magician's realm and teaches you not only the tricks themselves, but the best ways to polish your act and take it where it belongs--the stage!

Book of Magic: Fascinating Puzzles, Tricks and Mysterious Stunts
by Harry Houdini

Mastering Magic: 100 Secrets of the Great Magicians
by Walter B. Gibson
Learn how to perform 100 magic tricks from the man who worked with all-time greats Houdini, Thurston and Blackstone.

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Lessons in Sleight of Hand
by Bill Tarr, Barry Ross (Illustrator)
A new and simple learn-by-picture method that makes it easy for anyone aged twelve and up to perform all the classic sleights just as they are done by the world's greatest professional magicians. Long-time magician Bill Tarr has teamed up with Barry Ross, an illustrator famous for his instructional sports diagrams, for easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, so that with the help of more than 1,500 line drawings that capture each eye-fooling movement, you'll learn everything from simple sleights you can master in minutes to the great classics of magic. With ordinary objects -- a regular deck of cards, a coin from someone's pocket, a few balls of crumpled aluminum foil -- you'll soon be doing: Card Fanning, Springing the Cards from Hand-to-Hand, The Lit-Cigarette Trick, The Three-Shell Game, The Cups and Balls, Three-Card Monte, The Cut and Restored Rope, The Miser's Dream, plus Unbelievable Card Tricks, Coin and Cigarette Vanishes and dozens and dozens of the world's greatest sleight-of-hand effects!

Optical Illusion Magic: Visual Tricks & Amusements
by Michael Anthony DiSpezio
Explains how your perception can be skewed by the way your brain processes certain input. Full of classic and new illusions and even directions on how to make some of your own magic.

The Expert at the Card Table : Artifice, ruse, and subterfuge and the card table
by S. W. Erdnase

Modern Coin Magic
by J. B. Bobo
Sleight-of-hand magic methods, including palms, holds, flips, switches, change-over, cuffing, sleeving, and other techniques.

Self-Working Table Magic: Ninety-Seven Foolproof Tricks With Everyday Objects
by Karl Fulves, Joseph K. Schmidt (Illustrator)

The Royal Road to Card Magic
by Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue

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