Sharing Secrets

Book by Roberto Giobbi
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Sharing Secrets

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Book by Roberto Giobbi (65.00)

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“Robert Giobbi’s Sharing Secrets is the magic theory book we’ve all needed. As we’ve come to expect with Roberto’s publications, the information is organized efficiently, presented with clarity, and accompanied with useful applications. If your goal is to be a better magician, it should be in your library. I give it my highest recommendation.” Michael Close

“Reading this book will make you revise all the magic you do. I know of no other book in magic that is better food for thought.” Rafael Benatar

Roberto Giobbi believes that there is far more to a trick than its mechanics and presentation, and in this book Sharing Secrets, he discusses the essential ingredients of artistic magic; the hallmark of all successful magicians.

Roberto systematically takes existing magic theory (and shares many new observations of his own) and breaks them down in full detail, with examples from his own repertoire. Never before have these secrets been explained in such a detailed yet succinct manner, all in a single volume. Each of the 53 concepts are illustrated with a first-rate trick, technique or presentation from Roberto's working repertoire, written in a clear, engaging style from the esteemed author of the Card College series.

Within these 160 pages, you'll learn 53 magic theories and concepts, 15 full routines, and over 60 techniques and subtleties. Amongst the concepts, you'll learn:

  • Active and Passive Techniques
  • Actus Interruptus
  • Artistic Magic
  • Butterfly Effect
  • Emotions in Magic
  • Intelligent Movements
  • Invisibility
  • Principle of Recap
  • Look-Ma-no-hands
  • Magic Atmosphere
  • Memory Editing
  • Morphology in Magic
  • Pause
  • Presentation and Plot
  • Space-Information-Continuum
  • Gabi's Waiter’s Theory

And effects and performance pieces:

  • Coins Through Table in Glass
  • The Marvelous Book Test
  • CardSpeak
  • Visible & Invisible World
  • Seeing is Believing
  • Daley’s Great Card Discovery
  • Dice & Aces
  • Ectoplasmic Aces
  • Novel Card to Wallet
  • Oil & Water…and More Water
  • The Trick That Can Be Explained
  • Triple Prediction

“The content and format of this book are unique. Roberto is a brilliant thinker, whose opinions will shape magic for years to come.” Bob Farmer

Hardback with 160 pages, printed on acid-free, matte paper.


Customer reviews for Sharing Secrets



I purchased Sharing Secrets about a year ago and you’re probably wondering why am I just getting around to writing a review? For the last year, a good friend and I have been reading and discussing one essay a week. We are now reaching the end of our journey. While I can’t speak for my friend but I wholeheartedly recommend this to any performer who wants to explore the magic beyond how the effects work. It’s not that you won’t have new tricks to explore as you will. What you will get is a deeper understanding of why effects work, why they don’t and most importantly what we can do to make them better. I didn’t always agree with Roberto and that’s okay as his experience is different than mine. You can read this in a few evenings but I wouldn’t recommend it as letting the lessons sink in is a good way to go.



Roberto Giobbi has written a very thoughtful book that is a rather deep dive into the theory of magic. We are all used to reading magic books that are trick or move oriented and those books are invaluable without a doubt but those same books would be even harder to get through if in addition to covering the tricks and sleights, they also tried to cover all that could be said about the theory of magic as well. For example why doing a move "here" rather than "there" is going to be more successful. And why saying certain things during patter will clutter up the performance and draw more suspicion. Although I think I enjoyed the "voice" of Darwin Ortiz's "Strong Magic", which is also a book on magic theory as it felt more conversational than did "Sharing Secrets." I think "Sharing Secrets" will be a more useful reference book as it is formatted almost like a text book with photos, diagrams and informational nuggets in all of the marginal notes. Get both books, they will both help you rethink your magic and ultimately be a better performer.


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  • Ron asks: Is this the second edition that I believe was recently release?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I believe this book was printed in 2021
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