Nothing worthwhile comes easily. To do the "real stuff," you have to learn some manipulation, some sleight of hand. This requires time and practice. Learn all about magic and good practice habits with The Magic Book.
I’ve written many books on the subject of magic, but this is the first one I’ve written for the general public. The other books were designed “for the trade” – for professionals in magic and for advanced amateurs. They are technical and are sold only through dealers who cater to magicians.
I rarely did any magic during the television appearances I made to explain my memory systems, because I was afraid to. I felt that if the public saw me do magic, its attitude might be, “Oh, it’s all a trick!”
I was probably right, up to a point. But I don’t think it matters anymore. People know that the memory systems are not “tricks” but proved workable methods and techniques. I finally mentioned, in a recent memory book, that I started as a card manipulator, and the sky didn’t tumble down around me. That’s why I decided, at last, to do a magic book for a general audience.