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Jake Austin
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Hey Folks! I'm going to start a 2011 Book of the Year thread, but first we need to populate a list of the 2011 books. Here is what I have so far:

A Book in English by Woody Aragon
The Book of Destiny by Larry Barnowsky
The Open Prediction Project by Thomas Baxter
My (Almost) 50 Years in Magic by Tom Craven
A Cut Above by Msgr. Vincent Foy
Hold’em Magic by Tom Frame
Apple of my Eyes by Phil Goldstein
Reflections by Helder Guimaraes
Trade of the Tricks: Inside the Magician’s Craft by Graham Jones
Psycho-Chronetic by Alain Nu
Magic Page by Page by Patrick Page
Making the Cut by Ryan Schlutz
Nick Trost’s Subtle Card Creations Volume 3 by Nick Trost
California Carmageddon by Michael Weber
An Exploration at the Intersection of Magic and Theatre by Rob Zabrecky
Maelstrom by Tom Stone

Please provide the names of 2011 books so we can add them to the list for the Official 2011 BOTY thread. I"m thinking we'll take suggestions through the end of May and then start the 2011 BOTY thread in June.

Many thanks!

Jake
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Lucas Maillard
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Hey Jake, here are some I'm thinking of :

Avant Cards by Tom Gagnon
Card Tricks for the Untrustworthy by Tony Cabral
Finding The Center by Antonio Zuccaro
Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 by Denis Behr
If An Octopus Could Palm by Dave Buck
More Power to You by David Acer
Special Effects by Harry Lorayne

Hope this helps,

Lucas.
Jake Austin
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Great! Thanks!
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A Book in English by Woody Aragon
The Book of Destiny by Larry Barnowsky
The Open Prediction Project by Thomas Baxter
My (Almost) 50 Years in Magic by Tom Craven
A Cut Above by Msgr. Vincent Foy
Hold’em Magic by Tom Frame
Apple of my Eyes by Phil Goldstein
Reflections by Helder Guimaraes
Trade of the Tricks: Inside the Magician’s Craft by Graham Jones
Psycho-Chronetic by Alain Nu
Magic Page by Page by Patrick Page
Making the Cut by Ryan Schlutz
Nick Trost’s Subtle Card Creations Volume 3 by Nick Trost
California Carmageddon by Michael Weber
An Exploration at the Intersection of Magic and Theatre by Rob Zabrecky
Maelstrom by Tom Stone
Avant Cards by Tom Gagnon
Card Tricks for the Untrustworthy by Tony Cabral
Finding The Center by Antonio Zuccaro
Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 by Denis Behr
If An Octopus Could Palm by Dave Buck
More Power to You by David Acer
Special Effects by Harry Lorayne
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It's nice to see somebody wanting to fill in the 2011 hole in the list.

A re-vote might be fun, but a little digging yields this post:

Vlad (who ran the award in 2011) posted on the 2012 BOY thread:
"While I am glad we have a winner this year, I still am saddened that last year turned out the way it did. Woody Aragon's A Book in English was the winner but the trolls and banned members forced me to close the award. I am thankful that this year we avoided that."

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......tart=110


2012 was the start of the mentalists' long campaign of ballot-box-stuffing to capture this award. The 2012 Café Book of the Year went to Luca Volpe's Emotional Mentalism, and then a week later the Café's Mentally Speaking subforum held a vote on the Best Mentalism Book of 2012, for which Luca Volpe's book received ZERO votes when mentalists had to vote in front of their peers. (Bruce Bernstein's excellent Unreal won that award in a crushing landslide.)

That thread is here. Cross-tabulating to see who voted for Volpe as Book of the Year, but for Bernstein as Mentalism Book of the Year is left as an exercise for the reader.

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......&start=0
Jake Austin
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Hi Tim. Thanks! I wasn’t aware of that. Looks like we can update the BOTY thread with the 2011 information. I don’t see a need to revote on the 2011 books. Looks like 2004 is next on the list.

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Lucas Maillard
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On May 9, 2020, Jake Austin wrote:
Hi Tim. Thanks! I wasn’t aware of that. Looks like we can update the BOTY thread with the 2011 information. I don’t see a need to revote on the 2011 books. Looks like 2004 is next on the list.

Jake


Regarding 2004 :

Random Acts of Magic by David Acer
Subtle Miracles by Peter Duffie
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 by Steve Beam
The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 5 by Martin Breese
After The Force by Ron Frost
Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi
The Dave Campbell Legacy by Peter Duffie
Dear Mr. Fantasy by John Bannon
Enchantments by Wesley James

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After the force is the worse book I ever read. And the companion DVD shows how a bad magician Ron Frost is. I was shocked anyone considered the possibility this work could being published. I can’t imagine this book is in the same list as the James one.
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On May 9, 2020, Rachmaninov wrote:
After the force is the worse book I ever read. And the companion DVD shows how a bad magician Ron Frost is. I was shocked anyone considered the possibility this work could being published. I can’t imagine this book is in the same list as the James one.


Yep, 100% agree with your comment.

144 pages of nonsense. However, it's a 2004 publication...

I believe it's safe to say this one will not get to many votes Smile

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On May 9, 2020, Tim Cavendish wrote:
It's nice to see somebody wanting to fill in the 2011 hole in the list.

A re-vote might be fun, but a little digging yields this post:

Vlad (who ran the award in 2011) posted on the 2012 BOY thread:
"While I am glad we have a winner this year, I still am saddened that last year turned out the way it did. Woody Aragon's A Book in English was the winner but the trolls and banned members forced me to close the award. I am thankful that this year we avoided that."

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......tart=110


2012 was the start of the mentalists' long campaign of ballot-box-stuffing to capture this award. The 2012 Café Book of the Year went to Luca Volpe's Emotional Mentalism, and then a week later the Café's Mentally Speaking subforum held a vote on the Best Mentalism Book of 2012, for which Luca Volpe's book received ZERO votes when mentalists had to vote in front of their peers. (Bruce Bernstein's excellent Unreal won that award in a crushing landslide.)

That thread is here. Cross-tabulating to see who voted for Volpe as Book of the Year, but for Bernstein as Mentalism Book of the Year is left as an exercise for the reader.

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......&start=0


Thanks for the HATE lol...I don't really understand your point...just co clarify, I think that I have done quite a lot for the mentalism community (lately the Virtual Mentalism Convention...) and just for you to know, my trilogy of Emotional Mentalism has been reprinted many times and the collector edition is still selling now after years. But anyway if you are up to give me some "free hate" today no problem...I am feeling good anyway!
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I'm a bit confused, my apologies. It looked like Tim Cavendish wrote something that can be easily verified, is that not the case, Luca Volpe? Or is it true that your book won one award (congrats) then didn't win another (it happens)? And why is stating that "hate"?

And, whether or not it is "hate", how does that have anything to do with all the great things you seem to be doing lately?

I am so confused, am I missing something?
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