Editorial review of The Complete Idiotâs Guide ® to Street Magic courtesys of Amazon.com
Forget about David Copperfield, cruise ship illusionists, and birthday party magicians. They?re so twentieth century. Think cutting-edge magickers like David Blaine and Criss Angel. People starting out in magic today want something edgier, grittier, quick, visual, and maybe a little dangerous. This guide will teach you how to do it!
What makes different from other books is the type of tricks and the thematic presentations that readers will actually learn. Out of the literally thousands of tricks that could have been included, only those that have the greatest impact, both visually and psychologically, appear in this book. It includes:
- 75 to 100 tricks
- 200 illustrations, from how-to shots to photos of street magicians at work
- Contains something for all levels, from easy-to-accomplish tricks for complete beginners to more challenging sleight-of-hand for those who seriously want to pursue the art of legerdemain
About the author, Tom Ogden
Tom Ogden is an internationally lauded magician and comedian. Two-time winner of the coveted âParlour Magician of the Year Awardâ by Magic Castle in Hollywood, he has appeared on television shows such as The Worldâs Greatest Magic II and The Great Magic of Las Vegas. Mr. Ogden lives in Hollywood, California.