Totally Out of Control (Supreme MME Edition)

Book by Chris Kenner and Kaufman & Co.
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Totally Out of Control (Supreme MME Edition)

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Book by Chris Kenner and Kaufman & Co. (74.95)

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Chris Kenner's seminal text Totally Out of Control has finally be reprinted in a new "Supreme MME Edition" that contains a massive 80-page bonus section.

Totally Out of Control is a beloved magic book that has been incredibly difficult to find for years. It is the only book of material Chris Kenner ever published and its many landmark routines changed the course of magic forever. This timeless material is as powerful today as it was when it was released.

"I have learned to appreciate Chris's two greatest qualities: a creative and pragmatic magical mind. He can take an idea and come up with its most magical application." David Copperfield

Iconic tricks like "Three Fly" first appeared in Totally Out of Control, as well as the "Sybil Cut"—which many believe was the flourish that inspired the cardistry movement. In total, this new edition contains 40 routines across 270+ pages of magic, madness and mayhem. Everything is explained in perfect detail and accompanied by over 500 illustrations in one beautiful hardcover book.

What's New in the Supreme MME Edition

On top of the entire original book, the "Supreme MME Edition" contains a BONUS 80-PAGE SECTION featuring the entire Magic Man Examiner collection. Known for its amazing magic and satirical tone, Magic Man Examiner was a quarterly magazine from Chris Kenner and Homer Liwag that burst onto the scene in the early 90s. It was an instant cult classic that lasted only four issues and has been nearly impossible to find since. Now you can enjoy all of the incredible 20+ tricks and other invaluable insights from the iconic periodical with the Totally Out of Control (Supreme MME Edition).

Totally Out of Control contains both original ideas and novel variations of classic effects. Not everything in the book is easy to perform, but its all worthy of careful study. The hilarious cartoons and images make it as much an entertaining read as it is an insightful one. This is simply one of those books every magician should have in their library.

"I am a confessed Kenner fan ... he takes a humorous and stylistic approach to his presentations, he strives for simplicity of method and clarity of effect, yet he is willing to do anything to increase magical impact." Michael Weber

Contents of Totally Out of Control by Chris Kenner

  • Missing Link
  • Hellbound
  • Three Fry
  • Perversion
  • Travlrs 1
  • For 4 for
  • Diet
  • Aftershock
  • In Ten City
  • Long Gone Silver
  • Menage et trois
  • Cloth and Pence
  • Print Shop
  • Schwing
  • Twin Peeks
  • Twister
  • The Deep
  • Into the Woods
  • Sybil
  • The Five Faces of Sybil
  • Bad Credit
  • 3,2, Gone
  • Paint by Numbers
  • Must be 21 to Enter
  • Poker in the Eyes
  • S.W. Elevator
  • Sybil the Trick
  • O.O.S.P.C.A.
  • Five Speed
  • 3-D Ropes

BONUS: The "Magic Man Examiner"

Issue #1

  • Four Coins and a Filipino
  • Log Lady Smokes
  • ForFourFor
  • King Balloo’s Feast
  • JBO
  • A review of Workers #1 and Imagication
  • An opinion piece on tips in restaurant work

Issue #2

  • Threefly
  • Triple Debut
  • Flash Rice
  • Blood Transfusion
  • A review of 100% Sankey
  • An article on Attitude by Homer Liwag
  • An in the trenches story by Mark Brandyberry

Issue #3

  • The Mermaid’s Blessing
  • Count Van Klause
  • Ritchie Switchie
  • Cool as Ace
  • Just in Case
  • Two finesses by Michael Close
  • A “true” story by Mark Brandyberry

Issue #4

  • 501 Wonderful
  • Booze and Caffeine Detector
  • Howdy! I’m Mac King and this is my count
  • Aztec
  • The Production

272 Pages | Hardcover (w. Dust Jacket) | 8.5in x 11in | Over 500 Illustrations


Customer reviews for Totally Out of Control (Supreme MME Edition)



Supercool book. So happy this is back in print. Some of the effects are quite hard but I love the ideas in the book. Its nicely produced the drawings are great and its a fun read.
Some really great effects. There is an impromptu rising card that is really clever. Its not easy but its worth the practice. Half the book is "upside down" which is a bit quirky, but it really doesnt detract. Its really 2 books in one. Love it!!! Get it!


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  • Daniel asks: does the new Kenner edition of TooC + MME maintain the silly artifice of having half the book upside down?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I believe the lay out of the book is the same as the original
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