"This stuff's so clever it's criminal!" Max Maven
These words were uttered by Max Maven shortly after reading David Regal's Close-Up & Personal. Fortunately, Regal has managed to escape prosecution, due not only to his inventiveness, wit and originality in magic, but also to his success as a comedy performer and television writer. David's magic twelve years ago so impressed Harry Lorayne, he wrote and published David's first book Star Quality: The Magic of David Regal. Lorayne's title proved prophetic, and after seeing the contents of Close-Up & Personal, his comment was, "He'll fool the hell out of you."
David Regal is a popular performer at The Magic Castle, just one of the locations where he audience-honed the material presented in this volume. Close-Up & Personal contains, in the words of Ken Krenzel, "An abundance of novel, offbeat gems." Close-Up & Personal contains seventy-two of David's best performance pieces, described with care and in detail, accompanied by hundreds of photographs. If you seek close-up trickery that surprises, entertains and amazes both the public and jaded peers alike, you must read Close-Up & Personal!