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Tim Cavendish
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I honestly can't decide whether this is a relentless marketing regimen, or whether it's just unbearable insecurity.
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I love this (twelve year old..!) topic and am glad it was bumped.

Barrie Richardson's Trilogy are books I would keep forever even if I quit the magical arts. They are not only full of brilliant material, they feel like old friends due to Barrie's sweet and genuine writing style, essays, and presentations.

The Books of Wonder are like a conversation with the master and are never a dull read for a second.

Everything by Bob Cassidy is a goldmine, not only of material, but of wit, insight, and humor.

Richard Osterlind's Trilogy and The Art of Mentalism - beautiful, readable, engaging, powerful.

Finally, The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick. I wouldn't sell my copy for any price. The mentalism is as good as it gets. The writing is possibly even better.
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Simon Aronson' "Art Decko" is his best book. It is full of gems. A must have book! Bravo.
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Any Ortiz and Bannon book is enjoyable for me. Truly my two favorite magic authors at this moment, and sooo much useable stuff in it!
"He must be content to rank with the common herd." - S.W. Erdnase
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My current favorites that I am reading are below, and ( a tip for those of you that have busy lives) I always read over a slow breakfast for about 1 hour.

At the Card Table - Ortiz
Psychological Subtleties 1,2 and 3 - Banachek GREAT BOOKS
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I second MM of Hector Chadwick. I also really enjoyed Ken Dyne's Bairn. There were several times that his random style of humor made me literally laugh out loud.
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If laughing out loud is the key to better health, after reading I Lie for Money by Steve Spill, you will never die.
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On Mar 16, 2015, rickreation wrote:
Everything by Bob Cassidy is a goldmine, not only of material, but of wit, insight, and humor.


No question. Everything I have by him is GOLD!

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If laughing out loud is the key to better health, after reading I Lie for Money by Steve Spill, you will never die.

That is one fun, entertaining read!
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Bound Volumes of Apocalypse. Great material throughout all of them and pure gold from Harry Lorayne in his afterthoughts, anecdotes, tips, history, personal accounts, etc. Simply marvellous.
Close up Card Magic is also a great read and the photographs are some of my alltime favourites.
I also thorough enjoyed all of the Barrie Richardson books. Ive read them all cover to cover many times.
Jamy Ian Swiss' snall green book is also a great read.
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I'm really enjoying Strong Magic right now
Harry Lorayne
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On Feb 20, 2015, Tim Cavendish wrote:
I honestly can't decide whether this is a relentless marketing regimen, or whether it's just unbearable insecurity.


It's "unbearable insecurity" which, in turn, drives me headlong into "relentless marketing regimen." Just wanted to help since we all see that it's so terribly important for you to "honestly decide." Hope I've been of help - hate to see you laboring under all that important/terrible decision making. But I'm sure KM99 will also help.
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[quote]On Jul 19, 2015, magicfish wrote:
Bound Volumes of Apocalypse. Great material throughout all of them and pure gold from Harry Lorayne in his afterthoughts, anecdotes, tips, history, personal accounts, etc. Simply marvellous.
Close up Card Magic is also a great read and the photographs are some of my alltime favourites."

Part of my "relentless marketing regimen" is to quote this kind of item. I have many pages of even stronger ones, Tim. I'd be happy to list a bunch of them, if you like. Quotes like, "Harry Lorayne's influence on how effects are writren is equivalent to Shakespeare's influence on the theatre." (Gary Kosnitsky).

Let me know if you'd like me to list more - I have hundreds. Will gladly do so if you want me to, and if I can find the time.
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Greater Magic, and Expert Card Tecnique. I love reading old books.
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