Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians

Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians

by Ian Frisch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062839282
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 92,951
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Ian Frisch has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Playboy, Wired, and Vice. He has appeared on Bloomberg Television and speaks regularly at universities both about writing and entrepreneurship, and was a finalist for the 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors Explanatory Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Prologue: This Is Me Now 1

Part I Welcome To The Underground

1 A Way of Life 7

2 Blackpool Problems 17

3 Magic Is Dead 33

4 Locked In 41

5 A Break from Reality 51

6 A Vessel for Something Bigger 63

7 Cheat 71

8 Happy Pilgrims 83

9 An Actor Playing the Part of a Magician 91

10 The Rules of the Game 107

11 Cardsharps 117

12 At the Table 137

13 The Two of Clubs 143

Part II Every Once In A While, The Lion Has To Show The Jackal Who He Is

14 Young Bloods 159

15 Just a Simple Plan 173

16 Spies, Snitches, Skullduggery, and Scheming 187

17 By Any Means Necessary 203

18 Origins 213

19 Not Just a Female Magician 229

20 Fooling Bourdain 247

21 Behind the Scenes 263

22 Flipside 283

23 Kill the Architect 299

Acknowledgments 317

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