It’s been years in the making, but my newest book, The Only Magic Book You’ll Never Need, is set to be released on April 1, 2019—a fitting day for a book that my publisher labels a giant April Fools’ trick. Do note that I highly disagree.
Inside the book, you’ll learn new techniques to many old tricks, and these new techniques will blow your mind. They’ll blow your mom’s mind. They’ll blow your dad’s mind. And unless your best friend is Houdini, it’ll blow your best friend’s mind. Unfortunately, if you aren’t competent, you’ll either cause severe injury to someone or ruin any relationships you have. That said, you should get a laugh out of it, so that counts for something, doesn’t it?
I’ve always been a fan of magic, whether in front of my face or on television. There’s something great about the mystery of it all that captures my imagination. After all, how often are we amazed in today’s day and age? With the Internet, a world of information is at our fingertips and resting inside our pockets, right beside three pennies and a ball of lint. But magic, at least for those who don’t use Google to uncover the secret to every illusion, is different. It’s an opportunity to be amazed. Sure, we know (for the most part) that magic relies less on dark forces and more on sleight of hand and misdirection, but for me, that’s what makes it magical. That someone works so hard at the craft that normal people can’t figure out how a trick was done, regardless of how many times it’s performed.
That said, if anyone can do the tricks in this book, I’ll be impressed. Because they’re built for only the most magical of individuals. And they’re highly dangerous.
Did I really test out the methods in this book? Will doing these tricks in these ways honestly push you into the magical spotlight, never to be surpassed by anyone who comes after you? You’ll have to read the book to find out. Just know that if the book makes you scratch your head, feel free to laugh. In fact, that may be the most magical response possible.