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Peo Olsson
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From an e-mail from M. Close:

That Reminds Me
Finding the Funny in a Serious World

(My apologies if you have already received notification of this book. We are in the process of merging our mailing lists.)

I’m pleased to announce the availability of my new book – That Reminds Me: Finding the Funny in a Serious World.

For more than twenty years my friends and magic colleagues have asked me if I had a book of all the jokes I’ve told. That Reminds Me is that book. More than 250 of the best clean (and not so clean) jokes you’ve ever read. These are the jokes that I have used in my emcee work, in my stand-up shows, and in informal joke telling sessions around the world. These jokes are fun to tell, and they will get big laughs from your audience.

That Reminds Me is more than just a joke boo k, though. I’ve included stories about some of the crazy things that have happened to me over the years. I’ve also included some personal reminiscences about the funny people who have enriched my life – Jay Marshall, Billy McComb, Chuck Fayne, and Bob Read to name a few.

At the heart of the book is the importance of “finding the funny” in your own life. This book was written during a particularly challenging time in my life. Remembering the jokes (and the stories that went with them) was a therapeutic act of recollection. During emotionally tough times it is often the memories of happier times that sustain us. I think this book will inspire you to look for the humor in any situation.

That Reminds Me is a 214-page, 6 x 9 soft cover book, with perfect binding. It sells for $20 (less than ten cents a joke). The jokes in this collection range from squeaky clean to R-rated. Words that you can’t use on network television appear occasionally. If such language offends yo u, please don’t purchase this book.

BUY IT NOW - That Reminds Me: Finding the Funny in a Serious World


"It would have been easier to read the book if I didn't have to constantly put it down to change my underwear."

Chuck Fayne

Reviews of the book

Although I discuss magic and magicians in That Reminds Me, it is not specifically geared to magicians. I think this book is the perfect gift for anyone who could use a good laugh. If you enjoy it, I would appreciate your leaving a comment on the Lulu page and recommending it to your friends.

Thanks a lot.

Michael Close
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
MagicSanta
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This is the book I told y'all about in another area. Go buy it, support a guy who supports the art. If you've never had the pleasure of hanging out with Mike he is a great story teller and joke teller. Most magi will be in bed at a convention and Mike will be holding court at one table, Simon Lovell at another, with both gents keeping the late nighters enthralled. Get this book unless you are a horrible wretch of a human and then we don't care what you do.
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The book is only available through Lulu.com. The link is here:

http://www.lulu.com/content/1280866

There are some reviews at the Genii forum here:

http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/u......1#000012

If you've purchased the book and enjoyed it, I'd appreciate it if you'd post a review on the Lulu page. I think this book can be enjoyed by non-magicians as well.

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MagicSanta
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Did you include the Hans Klok jokes?
patrick flanagan
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Michael Close could put out a book of blank pages and I would buy it.
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Quote:
On 2007-10-20 03:03, patrick flanagan wrote:
Michael Close could put out a book of blank pages and I would buy it.

Why??
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Origami of course....
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On 2007-10-20 03:03, patrick flanagan wrote:
Michael Close could put out a book of blank pages and I would buy it.

Why?
Because everything he puts out is good.
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