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Alexander Marsh
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New and Improv'd 

First let me state, I don't make any money from this, I'm writing the 'heads up review' because I really like this book!

My friend Mowgli (yes, that is a pseudonym. He's known as Celloboy here) asked me to put together a web page for his new book, and take a look at the book, to see what I thought.

I did both. 

Here is the website: http://www.improvisedmagic.com/

... and here are my thoughts on the book:

Not only will this book help you get to grips with the tricky task of adding humour to your performances, it will help you do it organically; allowing you to be more 'You'. I found the chapters on writing and adding your own personality to an effect invaluable. 

I honestly believe the advice in this book will improve your performance and patter. 
Celloboy
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Aw, shucks. Cheers Alex.

Yeah, the book is on pre-order now. The techniques I teach are as applicable if you are a mentalist or magician, so never fear if you are one or the other or a bit of both. They are much more about you.

The pen name is just to keep my professional name separate from any work I do for the community. I'm sure you all understand in this age of Google, and I'm sure you'll all respect that. And if you've ever met me/seen me you'll understand that it seems a fitting pseudonym.

If you have any questions about the book or anything at all just ask away. Happy to help!

Mowgli
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The first sentence reads..."Mowgli is a critically acclaimed improvised comedian and magician."

Are you sure this is what you meant to say?
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How's this coming along at the printers. I know there was a delay. Any further update?
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On 2011-12-03 15:35, bunkyhenry wrote:
The first sentence reads..."Mowgli is a critically acclaimed improvised comedian and magician."

Are you sure this is what you meant to say?


"Improvisational" would be the correct adjective.
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I hope so...Painful to watch an improvised magician! I have seen many of them!
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Hey Guys,
Sorry for the delay in posting, been away gigging.

Well spotted on the mis-type. Grammar is sadly not my strong point, so I appreciate the correction. You'll be glad to know that the book was corrected by a proof reader. I'll get that changed as soon as I can.

The books have been sent out now, and should be with people. Happy to answer any questions anyone has!

Hope you are all well
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Hey all.
Just a heads up after being listed as one of the top books of 2012 by Jheff I've re-released New and Improv'd in a PDF format, which can be grabbed over here:
http://tinyurl.com/ImprovMagic
Hope you all enjoy.
Cheers
dmoses
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I don't know why I hesitated ordering this before... but god bless the eBook.

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"You're a comedian. You wanna do mankind a service, tell funnier jokes."
TPR by Dave Moses and Iain Dunford
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How many pages?
Celloboy
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Magicduro, the book is 103 pages long. The information on those pages is not bad either, but then I would say that.

I think we should all celebrate the PDF more. The idea you can have a book at your finger tips from across the otherside of the world without having to wait weeks for shipping is something that continues to amaze me.
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I gotta say, I celebrating this PDF a bit!
"You're a comedian. You wanna do mankind a service, tell funnier jokes."
TPR by Dave Moses and Iain Dunford
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