There's a saying: the door to magic is closed, but it's not locked. Professional magician and bestselling author How Magicians Think, Joshua Jay, will open the door and bring us inside, revealing the artistry, history, and fascinating traditions of a subject long shrouded in mystery.
In his book, he reveals the mindset behind the magic - what it's like to practice an art that so many love yet so few understand. This is neither a how-to book, nor a how-do-they-do it exposé. Written as a series of short, lively essays, How Magicians Think describes the making of illusions, the psychology behind them, and the characters who create them. Compelling, thoughtful, and written by an insider, How Magicians Think is a rare excursion into a truly secret world.
Join Joshua Jay for a night out that will go beyond your average book talk to include a live exhibition of magic and intrigue.
Joshua Jay has performed on stages in more than 100 countries. He is a headliner at Hollywood's Magic Castle and a former World Champion in sleight-of-hand. He consulted on illusions for Game of Thrones and helped the US Postal Service with their "Art of Magic" postage stamps. Joshua has performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with James Corden, he fooled Penn & Teller on their hit show, Fool Us, and he starred in his own off-Broadway magic show, Six Impossible Things.
“Joshua Jay is a superb, innovative conjurer with an unrelenting love of the art. This captivating book is proof of that passion.” -David Copperfield
“There are a myriad of books that explain how to perform magic. But there are very few that explain how to watch magic. A smart take, and an excellent read.” -Neil Patrick Harris
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