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David Thiel
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I saw an ad for this book in MAGIC Magazine. It looks quite wonderful...I really like the way Ken Weber thinks. When I started looking into buying it, I found reviews here from a number of years ago. Positive ones.

For those of you who have read it: is it as good as they say...and is it relevant today?

Also: I am a big fan of ebooks for "green planet" reasons. Is this available as an ebook somewhere?

Thank you!

David
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David,
I own it, use it, and marked it all up. It is a great buy.

Don't think it's an ebook.

Don't shy away it's as relevant today as yesterday and still will be tomorrow.

my best,
Walter
David Thiel
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Thanks greatly and muchly, Walter.

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David-

You write as if this book is ancient! It's not that old at all. It remains one of the best books of its kind I've ever read.

As many of you know, Ken Weber was one of the first to give direction to my act several decades ago. The man knows what he is talking about.

Best-

Bob
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Just finished reading it for the first time yesterday. I'm already making adjustments and taking action. I can tell that it's a good investment. It's only a few years old (and do stage techniques really change over time???). I tried to find a Kindle version but I had to go back to paper for this one.
Alikzam
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Amazing book. It's worth every penny.
Tony Razzano
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To me, it is a must have for mentalist and magician.
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It is one if not the best book in my library of over one hundred books. It's every bit as good as the rave reviews say and then some. Each time your reread it you pickup and gain more than before. It's truly the book that keeps on giving. It will more than likely change your act and the way you view your act. Simply put, get it!
Doughlas
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I highly recommend this book to anyone that's serious about becoming a good performer. Great book!
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I also recently got this book and read it after years of professional's I respect recommending it. Now I understand why. It provides a brilliant way of examining your act and tuning it for Maxiumum Entertainment. Get it. It will prompt some pain prior to your revelation and adjustment. I am running a 'Director's Chair' day with all the performers I work with at Head Hacking next week based based on the ideas in this book examinging and refining our top three effects.

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Blindside785
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A book that I don't own, what a shame!
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Probably the best book I have Smile
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What a bargain. This book challenges and encourages me every time I read it. I plan to revisit it at least every two years. Out of maybe 150 titles, Maximum Entertainment is still in my top three.
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I'm a ventriloquist but I got a LOT from this book. It's a great study on how to perform and entertain as a true professional magician and mentalist (or in my case, ventriloquist). It will surely become a classic!
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Old book ? what's old for you?
The book was release in 2003...
You say you like the ways think Ken Weber , ok, which book have you read from him ?
Btw, you post is quite strange and funny,lol
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One of the most important books I've read. I have it in my bag today actually, in prep for traveling down to London for a gig.
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David Thiel
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Okay...okay.

I post and go to bed and wake up to see all these responses. It's ordered. Thank you all for your responses. I appreciate your time.

David
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David,

You will not be disappointed. If you are looking for the book to tell you exactly what to do, then you might not like it.

However, the book provides the framework for you to add your personal style with his suggestions to improve your show.

As you read the book, also think of yourself as a brand. Who are you? What are you selling? What makes you unique? What is your message? What is the theme of your show?

Think about these questions as you work through the book, and you will be light years ahead of where you are now and those out there who are basically doing dealer demo shows (been there, done that, bought not only the T-shirt, but the hoodie, too).

Best wishes,

Bobby
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Nothing to add, just to confirm (David!) that this is one of the best books I've ever read. I read it at least twice. Don't hesitate to get it! Jan
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I am curious how it compares to other books on presentation like Strong Magic by Ortiz or Ablsolute Magic by Brown
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