Astonishing Essays - Prison Magician

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Astonishing Essays - Prison Magician

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Book by Vanishing Inc. Magic ($25.00)

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Diary of a Prison Magician is an autobiography written by a prison inmate-magician serving a life sentence. He speaks about doing magic "on the inside" and the unthinkable obstacles of performing magic in such a hostile environment. At turns fascinating and touching and funny, this volume speaks to the enduring power of magic not only for spectators, but also magicians.

Astonishing Essays is our most ambitious publishing project to date. It's a TEN-VOLUME collection of small, attractive books that will make you a better magician. The concept is simple: we pair the very finest intellects in magic with a topic they're passionate about. Each collection can be read in one sitting; it's meatier than an article but shorter than a full book. Think of it as "novella" size. Brew yourself a cup of coffee, get comfortable in your favorite chair, and open Astonishing Essays to be transported to a new world. These books will challenge the way you think about your magic and expand your horizons.

Softcover. 105 pages.

 

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    Anthony asks: Is this written by the same prisoner who inspired Balance?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You ask a very interesting question. However, I am afraid that we are unable to discuss any details with regards to the author of this essay.
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    Al asks: Can we get these signed?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The magician in question is in prison. He will not be able to sign any books. Sorry.
    • 2. Anon’s answers: You can’t. Source: am Anon’s son. I’m not joking. Luckily, I have my copy inscribed.
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Customer reviews for Astonishing Essays - Prison Magician

Jose

This book was a complete page turner. I was fascinated by the author's story of life in prison as a magician, and as a human being. Parts made me laugh, and parts made me choke up. I also learned about the California Prison System. Thank you Joshua Jay and Vanishing Inc for producing this book. Loved it and will read it again. I highly recommend it for the power of magic in even the worst environments. This book will not teach you any tricks, but it will give you a greater appreciation for the art of magic. Get it.

 

Chi Han

Amazing content.

This was the least 'theory' of the 3 essays that have come out so far, but is by and large the most gripping.

The magicians perspective, self reflection, and outlook towards magic are painfully radiant, and his stories on self-improvement and dedication to the craft are things that more magicians everywhere should share.

The Magic Rainbow opens with a large discussion on what magic is. Darwin Ortiz gives a very persuasive argument for part of a definition (I think kept short for teaching purposes) in his Strong Magic and Designing Miracles books. If you want another perspective read this book.

That said I have to talk about the quality if the printing. The outside was everything I expected, uniform cover, very beautifully done. However the inside was quite poorly printed. I am not sure if it is just my copy and they ran out of ink, but towards the end of my book a series of the pages are lightly, just half printed. It is still readable so I didn't want to rate it lower than 3 stars, but for 25 dollars I am expecting a much higher quality printing. I know that the content is by far the more valuable thing, but having to strain to read words is unacceptable at this price range.