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Topic: Magic's Most Amazing Stories - Book by Ivan Amodei
Message: Posted by: Thales (Dec 4, 2009 10:11AM)
Have you guys heard about the new book "Magic's Most Amazing Stories" coming out 12-18-09 for $25? It sounds like a fun read but I was wondering what you guys thought about it. Are there other books like this one already out there?

Here is the web site for it and the official write up on it.


"The new book MAGICíS MOST AMAZING STORIES is available for order*. Order today to reserve your copy of the most awaited and unique book on Magic and Magicians ever. This book has no effects, no tricks to learn and no moves to master. Filled with inspiring, hilarious, gripping, remarkable and shocking stories for all!

Over 75 contributors, over 100 stories, beautifully illustrated, completely in full-color and over 250 pages of incredible stories, crazy facts, great anecdotes and fantastic tales about famous magicians of the past and present.

Magicians of the past and current magicians including: Houdini, Doug Henning, Dai Vernon, Shawn Farquhar, Larry Jennings, Charlie Miller, Tony Slydini, Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Grippo, Martin Nash, Harry & Gay Blackstone, Billy McComb, Jeff Hobson, Mac King, Mike Finney, Dana Daniels, Tom Burgoon, Tom Ogden, Gazzo and so many more.

Reports from the road, at the airport, technical problems, hecklers, lost props, fire, animal mishaps and anything else you can think of IS ALL HERE! Get an inside look to what happens to the pros while they travel and work in this exciting profession. Great entertainment and a fantastic read for the entire family.

You are going to LOVE this book!"
Message: Posted by: dsalley13 (Dec 4, 2009 01:22PM)
Sounds like a wonderful book. I'll order my copy today.

Message: Posted by: ivanamodei (Dec 7, 2009 12:57PM)
Hello Everyone Here,
I was just told by a friend that someone posted a question here about my NEW Book and though I am new here I hope that it is okay that I just chime in and answer any questions anyone may have.

Thank you.
Ivan Amodei
Message: Posted by: markmiller (Dec 7, 2009 01:28PM)
Is your available now or after Dec 18?
Message: Posted by: ivanamodei (Dec 7, 2009 01:50PM)
Hello Mark,
It will ship on Dec 18th or maybe a few days before. I wanted to make sure that this was the latest date they would ship and if customers get them a few days earlier then the better. If you are in the U.S. you should receive before X-Mas.

Then they will be readily available from then on to ship right away.
Thank you!
Ivan Amodei
Message: Posted by: Thales (Dec 21, 2009 01:20PM)
Hi Ivan. Is the link I provide the best link to order you book from? And how can one get you to signed copy for them?
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 21, 2009 05:21PM)
I've seen Ivan's close-up show at the castle. It was fantastic.
I've only been a few times but that's my most memorable show in that room , to date.
Message: Posted by: PaulGreen (Dec 23, 2009 06:41PM)
Hi Everyone,

I just love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is filled with some great stories from some very famous, and so not so famous, people in our community. It is a great read. I highly suggest you get a copy!


Paul Green

PS No stories from me--But I wish I can contributed.
Message: Posted by: ivanamodei (Dec 27, 2009 04:04PM)
Hello Gentlemen,
Sorry for the late reply, but the holidays as you know can keep you busy. If you do want a signed copy, the best place to purchase and request that is the book site: http://www.magicsmostamazingstories.com.

When you purchase, simply leave a note (I believe paypal its really simple) and I'll get the request to sign and they'll make sure it ships to you.

Thank you all and am so happy to hear everyone is enjoying the book.

Ivan Amodei
Message: Posted by: ivanamodei (Dec 27, 2009 04:09PM)
Also, I almost forgot that on Tuesday, Feb 2nd, I will be do a Castle Perk/Book Signing at the Magic Castle. I do not know the times and such, but will forward that soon. When they get that to me, I will get that to you here.

Thanks again and Happy Holidays to everyone. Please all be safe and well.
Ivan Amodei
Message: Posted by: Thales (Dec 30, 2009 09:32AM)
Thanks for the thumbs up Paul. I respect your opinion greatly. If you say it is a great read then that is good enough for me.
Ivan, thanks for the info on how to get a signed copy. That is very kind of you to do.
Message: Posted by: Doc Eason (Jan 13, 2010 02:21PM)
It's a wonderful book. Not only about the 'wheels falling off' but also some great stories about the unintentional homeruns we sometimes hit. It's a great read.

It's also available at my website. http://doceasonmagicshop.com

as well as your favorite dealer...

Message: Posted by: tomcards (Jan 28, 2010 07:50PM)
REVIEW: Magic's Most Amazing Stories


Tom Frame
Message: Posted by: msmaster (Jan 28, 2010 08:01PM)
This is a charming read that males me wish there were more biographical material on some of those featured such as Billy McComb and Senator Crandall to name two.