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magikcid
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I am trying to be good with my spending. I’ve been trying to limit what I buy but I also have two very expensive hobbies. Guitar and magic. Ughhh

Anyhow the dilemma is what to buy myself for Christmas and as these things always happen, two books I really want are coming out around the same time.

A Secret Has Two Faces by Derek Del Gaudio and Glenn Kaino

And Repertoire by Asi Wind

So if you guys had to choose one...which would you get.

PS, I’m afraid to check out the rest of the Café because I’m sure there are a couple of more books that I want in my collection 😩
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Asi Wind.
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What are you looking for? If you want a deeper understanding of performance art then go with Derek's. If you want actual tricks to learn and perform, then go with Asi's
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Stay away from any of my books - much too expensive!!
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A secret has two faces doesn't seem a effect-orientated book according to the introduction on the website. Can someone provide a review of the book?
I heard many good things about Asi's work.
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Harry I have pretty much all your books in the original form and a few of the new released in bounded editions, and worth every penny.

It’s true, the DelGaudio/Kaino Book seems to be an over philosophical book(which is not bad at all), Asi’s work seems to have great points that elevate magic as well. I don’t think I could go wrong with either. Does anyone know if either is limited in its run?
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Good; glad to hear it. But - so long as you're thinking about which books you don't have to spend your money on --- do you have SPECIAL EFFECTS, ONLY MY APOCALYPSE, JAW DROPPERS TWO? (Too late for JAW DROPPERS ONE - sold out some time ago.) You may just find a wealth of impromptu card magic in the books I've just mentioned - all heading toward "sold out" - don't miss out!
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Websites for the two books:

https://www.artofmagic.com/products/a-secret-has-two-faces

https://www.asiwindstore.com/about

The Asi Wind book isn't being released until Spring 2018. Maybe you could buy DelGaudio now and save up again in time for Asi?

(Also note that there is a long history of disappointment and anguish when magicians take pre-orders long before their books are physically at the printer. Search the Café for details on Mark Elsdon, Dale Hildebrandt, Bob Cassidy, Rudy Coby, Stephen Youell, Todd Karr (nearly 10 years!) and many more...)
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Harry, hilarious. Apocalypse could keep someone busy for a lifetime. And not mediocre stuff. I made a lot of money with the stuff in there. Thank you.
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Thank for the heads up Tim. I guess I would lean towards Derek’s book if I want something to open for the holidays. And regardless, I don’t think you would go wrong with either, but there may be a tad bit of truth with pre- orders, and I am assuming it’s because hype before something comes out as opposed to after are two totally different worlds🤔
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On Dec 3, 2017, magikcid wrote:
Thank for the heads up Tim. I guess I would lean towards Derek’s book if I want something to open for the holidays. And regardless, I don’t think you would go wrong with either, but there may be a tad bit of truth with pre- orders, and I am assuming it’s because hype before something comes out as opposed to after are two totally different worlds🤔


The problem with pre-orders is that each of those authors took pre-order money and their customers waited YEARS after that for the product to even be produced, IF it was produced at all. Bob Cassidy died before producing two manuscripts I paid for, and other buyers have waited years (and are STILL waiting) for some of those other authors to produce their long-since-paid-for goods.
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I never did understand that "pre-order" concept. I've been "doing" books for over four decades and never, ever, asked people to pre-order. Many do when they find out that I'm doing a specific book - but that's their choice.
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