One Degree

By John Guastaferro
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An award-winning bestseller is finally available again in a hardback version for the first time in over a decade!.

"This collection oozes style and substance from a true auteur.” John Bannon

One Degree by John Guastaferro was one of our earliest global sensations as a company. It was voted Book of the Year and remains one of our most popular books to this day. To coincide with the eagerly anticipated launch of its sequel Nth Degree, we’re excited to announce that One Degree finally available again as a beautiful hardback.

This sophisticated, refined collection of 20 professional card routines introduced the magic world to John G.’s signature “One Degree” theory. Each amazing effect explores how small, intentional improvements are often all that’s needed to elevate your magic.

John firmly believes that we don’t need to make drastic changes to become better magicians. In fact, extraordinary results may just be one degree away. He underscores this point with five stimulating routines that accompany the routines.

"It has been a long time since I read a book where with every routine and every utility move, I said to myself, 'That is going into my repertoire!' One Degree is such a book and belongs in every cardician's library.” Allan Ackerman

"John is unquestionably one of the best minds in magic today... a master of the art.” Jack Carpenter

This more than 130-page book is as elegant as the routines you’ll find inside. Each of the refined, thoughtful effects are taught in perfect detail alongside 240 beautiful photos. With such a wealth of strong, practical, and entertaining material at your fingertips, you're destined to find a variety of new permanent additions to your repertoire.

Don’t miss your chance to own a stunning hardcover version of one of our bestselling books of all-time. Get One Degree by John Guastaferro today!

Contents of One Degree by John Guastaferro

Foreword: John Bannon

Introductions: Jack Carpenter

About One Degree

Chapter 1 - Get Connected

  • Truth in Advertising
  • Either Or
  • Palm Reader Plus
  • Essay: Strong Connections

Chapter 2 - Hands On Experience

  • Intro-verted
  • Mr. E Takes a Stroll
  • Relay
  • Essay: The Napkin Approach

Chapter 3 - Fourscore

  • Quantum Kings
  • Impostor
  • Solo
  • Essay: Mental Block

Chapter 4 - Pocket Power

  • Homage to Homing
  • Pocket Change
  • Key Club
  • Essay: Magic T.I.P.S.

Chapter 5 - Worker’s Toolbox

  • Overturned Counts
  • Biddleless
  • Duplex Change
  • Essay: Serendipity

Chapter 6 - Tri-Umph!

  • Behind-the-Back Triumph
  • Ballet Stunner
  • More on the Ballet Cut

Chapter 7 - Perfect Storm

  • Lost & Found
  • Intuition & Out of the Blue
  • Vino Aces


Hardback | 139 Pages | 6in x 9in | B&W Photos | Ribbon Bookmark

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Customer reviews for One Degree



I am over the moon that this was reprinted especially in hard back. Someone showed me a trick in the book and I could not get it as it was sold out everywhere. Every trick in this book is a winner. It's stunningly produced. The photos are excellent and the writing is clear. Get this before it sells out again



One degree is a brilliant book by John Guastaferro I had heard so much about this book that I just had to purchase it is not a big book it is 140 pages but any body who doesn't know Johns work believe you me you are in for a treat his tricks are so clever but at the same time are not to difficult to learn with a little practice you will not be disappointed.



I love this book and the idea of making things "one degree better" to improve the impact tremendously. The routines inside are really good plus you get some interesting essays which make you think about your magic and your performance. The style of writing is clear and the photos help to understand everything in detail. Well worth the money!



I purchased the first version of One Degree the day it was released. I still use so much of the material and it has remained one of my favourite books in my collection.

I love how John applies his knowledge and skills from the marketing and design world to magic and the proof is in the pudding. The tricks are fantastic and so is the theory.

This soft back version looks really good and at this price point, it should be a no brainer for any close-up magician.



A brilliant book by a brilliant author and produced by a brilliant company. What more could you want. Thanks guys!



So pleased that this is back in stock. I had been borrowing a friends copy up to this point. The book is wonderful. Beautifully written, designed and photographed. The content is exceptional.

VI Monthly


One Degree is one of the most interetsting book I've read in a long time. I want to try almost each tricks not only in the comfort of my home but with living, breathing laymen.

I'm already practicing Hommage to Homing and it will be on my next show and that just for starter.

The essays are required reading has it brings perspective I have rarely seen elsewhere.

The physical make up of the book is one of their best and it's a joy to read.

All in all a great read and I congratulate Vanishing Inc, for bringing to us such great works.

VI Monthly


Andi and Josh have done another superb job of creating a well crafted, written, and designed book which perfectly showcases John's remarkable material. Forget buying the next one-trick DVD save up, sell your Dippy Duck if necessary, do anything in your power to get your hands on this!

The essays alone are worth the price of the book, John's thinking on the One Degree subject should be required reading for every serious magician.

And don't under-estimate some of the more simple pieces in the book, I can't wait to try out Either Or and have some great ideas about how to use this to set up for further routines.

I laughed out loud after reading Solo, John's take on the Open Travelers is insane, I can't wait to make up the special something and can only imagine the weird eerie feeling this will give your spectators, it's one of those things you wish you had seen before reading the method!

And the rest of the book contains material just as good, I have been a big John G fan ever since the release of his first L&L DVDs and this book takes it to the next level, congratulations to all involved, you really need to buy this if you haven't already!


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  • Dominic asks: What is the range of difficulty of this book? Is it for beginners to intermediate or advanced workers?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There is something for everyone but there is some assumption that the reader knows basic sleight of hand.
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