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1 - The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz
2 - A Piece of My Mind by Michael Murray
3 - Mayhew: What Women Want by John Lovick
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Heya Gang!

This is going really well! Thanks for being so awesome! With a little over a week left, here's the latest update:

Current leader of The Tarbell

VOTES / BOOK NAME / AUTHOR

38 A Piece of My Mind by Michael Murray
21 Train Tracking by Atlas Brookings
9 Divine by Colin McLeod
7 Pygmalion Effects by Aaron Alexander
6 When in Rome by Peter Turner
5 The Devil's Staircase by Greg Chapman
5 Bairn by Ken Dyne
4 Modern Mentalism by Luke Jermay
4 The Marketing Minded Mentalist by David Thiel
4 Art Decko by Simon Aronson
3 Bigger Fish 2 by Peter Turner
3 Olivia by Myke Phillips
2 The Professional Mentalist's Field Manual by Richard Osterlind
2 The Incredible Dr. Jaks

1 Vote Each

The Art of the Con by Paul Wilson
The Magiculum by Dr Todd Landman
What Women Want by John Lovick
Master Card Memory by Bob Cassidy
Quinta by Phill Smiff
Ha, No Jonah by Michael Weber
777 by (author?)
Memorandum by Woody Aragon
Now You See Them, Now You Don't by Bill Weimer
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose by Jheff
The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz
Mayhew: What Women Want by John Lovick

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Lastly, over at the Trick of the Year thread, we've managed to research past winners since around 2003 (it's been a bit easier since I took over 4 years ago and it's been more 'official'). I'm wondering if anyone would like to help me research previous Book of the Year winners? I am beyond proud to have been the recipient last year for my own book, "The Approach" but I think it would be amazing to retroactively award the previous years' winners, from 2000-2012. Please PM if you would love to help! Thanks!
TRICK OF THE YEAR: Industrial Revelation, BOOK OF THE YEAR: The Approach, The AIP Bottle, and my new book Scenic 52, can all be found over here: SendWonder.com
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Looks like there are 2 votes for What Women Want but with slightly different titles, not that it matters at this stage...
I've just finished reading Quinta, and that has been a really enjoyable book, I found the possibilities it provides very exciting and I think it deserves an honourable mention.
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Number 1, Magica Analytica by Larry Barnowsky
Very original easy to learn effects many of which are based on mathematical concepts never used in magic before. Euler's Force and Arch of Sunzi are worth the price of the book alone. Well illustrated with color photos and diagrams. For those interested in mentalism and prediction effects there is a wealth of material here. This was a limited edition of 150 numbered copies so check his website to see if still available.

Number two would be Art Decko by Simon Aronson. Beautiful book with excellent discussions. He never disappoints.

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Can somebody list the ones that are NOT mentalism?
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The Devil's Staircase Greg Chapman, Art Decko Simon Aronson
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On Jan 27, 2015, Ian Richards wrote:
The Devil's Staircase Greg Chapman, Art Decko Simon Aronson


Great choices!
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I would like to add one vote to Memorandum by Woody Aragon.
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Hi people!

Thank you very much for including my "memorandum" in the list, but as it's a book that is being translated to english (with some add-ons that there are not exist in the spanish version) to be published very soon, I think it must be considered as a 2015 book, as only spanish people can read it. No?

I'm sure you will like it! I'm very happy with this new book Smile


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Hi Woody,

I'm sure the English version of Memorandum could be listed for 2015 Book of the Year again (and will probably be everyone's favourite!).

I really love the book (though I'm still reading super slowly, as my Spanish is only beginner level). Will the add-on materials in the English version be published separately for those who already have the Spanish version? Like An e-book in Spanish?

Cheers,
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Don't know if my vote counts; but if it does I'd like to vote for Pygmalion Effects by Aaron Alexander. Every time I open it I find either a new idea to play with or a shift in mindset. This I believe will be a classic.
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1. Ken Dyne's Bairn
2. Myke Phillip's Olivia
3. Colin Mcleod's Divine
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1) Train Tracking by Atlas Brookings
2) Piece of My Mind by Michael Murray
3) Divine by Colin Mcleod
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1. A Piece of My Mind by Michael Murray
2. Train Tracking by Atlas Brookings
3. 777 by RedDevil
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Voting has officially closed1 And THANK YOU to every single person here! There was no drama and everyone has been super fun and positive! So, without further ado, here is the winner of the...

2014 Tarbell Award (Book of the Year)
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A Piece of My Mind by Michael Murray

Congratulations!! (Make sure you both PM me for your AIP Bottle/Trophy)


VOTES / BOOK NAME / AUTHOR

40 A Piece of My Mind by Michael Murray
23 Train Tracking by Atlas Brookings
11 Divine by Colin McLeod
7 Pygmalion Effects by Aaron Alexander
6 When in Rome by Peter Turner
6 The Devil's Staircase by Greg Chapman
6 Art Decko by Simon Aronson
6 Bairn by Ken Dyne
4 Modern Mentalism by Luke Jermay
4 The Marketing Minded Mentalist by David Thiel
4 Olivia by Myke Phillips
3 Bigger Fish 2 by Peter Turner
2 The Professional Mentalist's Field Manual by Richard Osterlind
2 The Incredible Dr. Jaks
2 Mayhew: What Women Want by John Lovick
2 Quinta by Phill Smiff
2 Memorandum by Woody Aragon
2 777 by RedDevil

1 Vote Each

The Art of the Con by Paul Wilson
The Magiculum by Dr Todd Landman
Master Card Memory by Bob Cassidy
Ha, No Jonah by Michael Weber
Now You See Them, Now You Don't by Bill Weimer
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose by Jheff
The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz
Magica Analytica by Larry Barnowsky

_____________________________________

PREVIOUS WINNERS of The Tarbell
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2000: no voting took place
2001: no voting took place
2002: no voting took place
2003: no voting took place
2004: no voting took place
2005: no voting took place
2006: no voting took place
2007: no voting took place
2008: no voting took place
2009: no voting took place
2010: Researching
2011: Researching
2012: Reseacrhing
2013: The Approach, by Jamie D. Grant
2014: A Piece of My Mind, by Michael Murray
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Jamie:

A Big Thanks for managing this process, a marvelous contribution to people in magic.

George
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A special thanks to Jamie for hosting this competition but most of all my sincere thanks must go to those who took time out to place their votes regardless of who's book you nominated.

A Piece of My Mind was my first official book and writing it was much harder than I had ever anticipated. I'm sure I speak on behalf of all the authors nominated in saying just how much it means to us that you have enjoyed our material. It really makes all those late hours writing worthwhile and keeps us enthused enough to share our thoughts.

To celebrate I am going to invest in one of the nominated books which I haven't get bought and I already look forward to reading up on the 2015 nominations Smile

Best Wishes to All Michael
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Congratulations, Michael! Well deserved.

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On Feb 1, 2015, Jamie D. Grant wrote:
Voting has officially closed1 And THANK YOU to every single person here! There was no drama and everyone has been super fun and positive! So, without further ado, here is the winner of the...

2014 Tarbell Award (Book of the Year)
_____________________________________


A Piece of My Mind by Michael Murray

Congratulations!! (Make sure you both PM me for your AIP Bottle/Trophy)


VOTES / BOOK NAME / AUTHOR

40 A Piece of My Mind by Michael Murray
23 Train Tracking by Atlas Brookings
11 Divine by Colin McLeod
7 Pygmalion Effects by Aaron Alexander
6 When in Rome by Peter Turner
6 The Devil's Staircase by Greg Chapman
6 Art Decko by Simon Aronson
6 Bairn by Ken Dyne
4 Modern Mentalism by Luke Jermay
4 The Marketing Minded Mentalist by David Thiel
4 Olivia by Myke Phillips
3 Bigger Fish 2 by Peter Turner
2 The Professional Mentalist's Field Manual by Richard Osterlind
2 The Incredible Dr. Jaks
2 Mayhew: What Women Want by John Lovick
2 Quinta by Phill Smiff
2 Memorandum by Woody Aragon
2 777 by RedDevil

1 Vote Each

The Art of the Con by Paul Wilson
The Magiculum by Dr Todd Landman
Master Card Memory by Bob Cassidy
Ha, No Jonah by Michael Weber
Now You See Them, Now You Don't by Bill Weimer
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose by Jheff
The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz
Magica Analytica by Larry Barnowsky

_____________________________________

PREVIOUS WINNERS of The Tarbell
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2000: no voting took place
2001: no voting took place
2002: no voting took place
2003: no voting took place
2004: no voting took place
2005: no voting took place
2006: no voting took place
2007: no voting took place
2008: no voting took place
2009: no voting took place
2010: Researching
2011: Researching
2012: Reseacrhing
2013: The Approach, by Jamie D. Grant
2014: A Piece of My Mind, by Michael Murray


Hi Jamie,

Great job and congratulations to Michael Murray!

FYI, there was voting prior to 2010. Peo Olsson was the guy "in charge" until 2011. I managed it for two years. The 2011 Book of the Year Award was fraught with violations of Café policy such as members voting on books written by magicians who were banned from The Café. Another magician that year was banned because of complaining about the banning. Ughhh. Both of the years that I oversaw it saw some serious trolling by a magician who has been repeatedly kicked off The Café - and this person was a V.I.P. who decided it would be great "fun" to troll for the sake of trolling. These two years were a transition of sorts and it was not fun when I had to remind folks that I was not/am not an "official" Café admin.

My metaphorical hat is off to you man as you have done a SPLENDID job!! Smile
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Many thanks David and Vlad_77

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