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David Parr
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Hiya, folks! My book Brain Food was released nearly twenty years ago, and it met with a very warm welcome from the bizarrely inclined. Now it's back — revised, updated and digitized! Brain Food: Gourmet Edition is available on my website: http://www.davidparr.com/store/
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This is good news! I'll pick up a copy.
By coincidence I recently borrowed this book from a friend. I have been researching an "Acid Monte" type effect for a month, and stumbled across this great contribution.
I had come up with a variation to "Dinner with the Borgia's" using "Active" ingredients.
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Glad you like Dinner with the Borgias, Gismologic! The new digital edition of Brain Food has two versions in it: the original stage presentation, and a close-up version from my Halloween show, Haunting History.
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Even though I already own a signed and printed edition, I'll probably wind up buying this too.
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I looked far and wide to get a copy of this a year or two ago. I am glad this can inspire those performers who are newer to these moonlit waters.
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Thanks, guys. It was fun to revisit the material and to show how it has evolved over the years and from hundreds of performances. It's a good illustration of the fact that magic as a performing art is organic and alive; it will grow and change as we grow and change.
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David , I remember I saw this book at friends place one day but it was out of print so it is a good news you released it again (and updated). In your video , you are showing some performance footages. Does it mean you are going to release all the effect of the book in a video one day ? Or are they already accessible somewhere ? You are a great performer and it is always nice to see you performing what you teach.
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Thank you, Dr SH! That video was from a recent appearance at the Chicago Magic Lounge. Sorry to say he only caught the tail end of Dinner with the Borgias with his iPhone. However, I have some good news:

Remember when you were saying that you wished there were more lecture videos by bizarre magi? Well, in May I'll be recording a Penguin online lecture and I'm definitely teaching Dinner with the Borgias, along with a bunch of other stuff from Brain Food and Paper Prophecies and even one thing that I have not published before. I'm not sure when the Penguin lecture will be available on their website — they don't air them live anymore — but I'll be sure to make an announcement here. Also:

I was recently in Las Vegas, recording a segment for Penn & Teller: Fool Us. More info on that soon!
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It looks like they are airing 3 weeks after recording now.

Banachek lectured a week ago, his airs on the 30th.

Looking forward to it, I loved Brain Food when it came out.
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David , this is fantastic news, I sent message to Penguin last year after the thread in the Café , I told them the name of people who were interested about teaching. I am glad I was able to help. I look forward your penguin lecture and your Penn and Teller segment. Please keep us updated when you know there are both avalaible.
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I will keep folks informed on release dates as the info becomes available. Exciting!
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Congrats! Really enjoyed the original.
Creator of The Xpert (20 PAGES of reviews!) and the Hands-Off Multiple ESP System ("Quality and design far exceed any ESP cards on the market"-Genii), both at Penguin.
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On Apr 13, 2017, David Parr wrote:
I will keep folks informed on release dates as the info becomes available. Exciting!


Looking forward to lecture and vids!
Always enjoy your presentations and performance style!
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I am looking forward to the Penguin Lecture!!
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Thanks muchly!

The folks at the CW have announced that the new season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us premieres on July 10.
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Hey, Dr SH, I just found out that another camera captured my performance at the Chicago Magic Lounge. The video quality isn't great, but it has Dinner with the Borgias in its entirety. Here it is. Buon appetito! https://youtu.be/O91dkGz9hU0
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Maxyedid
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This book was in my wishlist more than 20 years. It's finally mine.
Have a nice day
David Parr
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Maxyedid, did you get the new digital edition or did you track down a print copy? In any case, I hope you enjoy it and that it's worth the wait.
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I meant that was I going to buy the digital edition. Never could find the printed copy. I became aware of the book by the issue in "The Magic Menu".
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Well, Maxyedid, I hope you have fun with the Gourmet Edition! Bon appetit!
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