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Picture Yourself as a Magician

Picture Yourself as a Magician

ISBN 13: 9781598634990

ISBN 10: 1598634992

Author: Wayne N. Kawamoto

Pages: 352

Published: 03/24/2008

Print Book Price: $29.99 Add to cart

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Picture yourself astonishing your friends as you dazzle them with classic card tricks, mystifying coin routines, mind-reading magic, a levitation of yourself, escapes, tricks with your iPod, and more. "Picture Yourself as a Magician: Step-by-Step Instruction for the Street, Stage, Parties, Card Table, and More" is the perfect introductory book to entertaining yet simple magic tricks and techniques that will leave your audience marveled and amused. Written using clear step-by-step instructions along with full-color photographs to demonstrate each new skill and trick taught, the book will help beginners establish a foundation in basic magic. "Picture Yourself as a Magician" features the same high-impact magic tricks performed by professionals but adapted for novices. Tips from the pros will help you hone your craft and develop your magic act. Get ready to wow your friends and family as you share the gift of magic with them.
Note*: If you are buying the e-book version of this product, any CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at our Companion Downloads page.
  • Presented in the 4-color, visual, tutorial style of the "Picture Yourself" series.
  • Teaches readers techniques that will help them establish a foundation in basic magic, including street magic and gambling tricks.
  • The accompanying DVD features videos of the tricks and magic featured in the book, along with explanation of how to perform them.
Author Bio
Wayne N. Kawamoto
Wayne N. Kawamoto is a full-time professional magician who performs at corporate and private events, as well as at restaurants and bars in Southern California. He is the editorial guide for the online magazine where he reviews magic products and teaches magic. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. Prior to becoming a professional magician, he reviewed video games and movies and wrote about small business topics for publications such as Business Week, PC Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Cinescape, and more, and published several consumer books on personal computers. Wayne lives with his family in the community of La Verne, which is near Los Angeles.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Art of Magic

Chapter 2: Easy Tricks

Chapter 3: Baisic Card Handling

Chapter 4: Basic Sleight-of-Hand with Cards

Chapter 5: Great Card Tricks

Chapter 6: Trick Decks

Chapter 7: Close-Up Magic

Chapter 8: Mind Reading and Future Predictions

Chapter 9: Stand-up and Stage Magic

Chapter 10: Magic for the Street

Chapter 11: Party Magic

Chapter 12: Levitation

Chapter 13: Electronic Magic with iPods and More

Chapter 14: The Art of Performing Magic

Appendix A: The World's Best Card Trick

Appendix B: Picture Yourself as a Magician 2

Appendix C: The Clock

Appendix D: The Mind Reader

Appendix E: Magic Resources

Appendix F: Artwork for "The Missing Pip" from Chapter 9