Picture Yourself as a Magician, 1st Edition

  • Wayne N. Kawamoto
  • ISBN-10: 1598634992  |  ISBN-13: 9781598634990
  • 352 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
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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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

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

Meet the Author

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.