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charliemartin
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1. Perform by Tim Hannig
2. Magic for Cool Cats by Jonathan Friedman
3. Darkest Corners of my Mind by Ben Hart
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1. Perform by Tim Hannig
2. Parlour Tricks by Morgan and West
3 Secret Language by Helier Guimaraes
EvilClown
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1. Rubinstein Coin Magic
2. Gambling Sleight of Hand
3. Secret Language
MarkinMadison
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Perform by Tim Hannig

If you haven't read it, you should. It has GREAT content.
Ken Dumm
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1. Perform Tim Hannig- Best book since Maximum Entertainment

2. Resigned
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Perform by Tim Hannig - Love this book.
Mark Holstein
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Perform by Tim Hannig. I posted this on Facebook when I received my copy.

We’ve known Tim Hannig a long time. We were at David Sandy’s Workshop when Tim performed his show, while the attendees sat awestruck in the back of the room. In my 40 plus years in magic, I never experienced the explosion of applause and emotion that filled that room after the last student left and the conference room door closed. I will never forget it. We’d seen a complete master of his craft own the room.

So now, about 20 years later, I am thrilled to say I’ve just finished reading Tim’s book, PERFORM. First, a comment about the physical product. In this age of digital downloads and one trick DVDs, this is a beautiful book. Hardcover, over 400 pages, great design and layout, lots of color photos. It’s a joy to own.

But it wouldn’t matter if the content were not up to the beauty and design of the book. Well, not to worry. Tim holds nothing back. It’s a study in being a professional magician. It’s all here, from the nuts and bolts of running a small business, to marketing, show design and everything else. If someone is new to making a living at magic, and carefully studies this book, they will have everything they need to succeed.

To me, being a “professional” magician is a mindset. It’s not about whether magic is your primary source of income - for me, it’s never been that. It’s about the magic you do and the mindset that underpins your delivery of that product. Here, Tim’s book really delivers. He has thought about “why” he does things a certain way. He’s got 1000s of hours of actual performance time. He has found a way to articulate all of this in here. It matters not if you do children’s magic. If you study this book, and take its lessons on board, you will be a better performer.

We are so proud to call Tim a friend. He’s the real deal. A great father and husband, a generous and giving friend, and a very talented performer. He hit it out of the park with this project.
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1. Perform by Tim Hannig
2. Parlour Tricks by Morgan & West
3. Secret Language by Helder Guimaraes

I realize this looks like I copied robsigns above, but apparently we have similar tastes in magic books. Perform is not just one of the best books of the prior year, but one of the best books out there on performance - period. I cannot speak highly enough about it.
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1. Trojan Horse
2. Rubinstein's Coin Magic

I haven't gotten much else that was published this year, just from years prior.
-Magic sees Magic-

-Magic is the gift we teach ourselves to give to other people-
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Perform By Tim Hannig
Sam Sandler
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I am deaf so I tend to read more then watch videos especially as most don't have closed captions.

over the years I have read many books but I will say that this book
Perform By Tim Hannig is fresh and to the point.

this is a new book that should be read by evrey magician whether full time pro, weekend warrior or well everyone else.
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On Jan 21, 2021, Sam Sandler wrote:
I am deaf so I tend to read more then watch videos especially as most don't have closed captions.

over the years I have read many books but I will say that this book
Perform By Tim Hannig is fresh and to the point.

this is a new book that should be read by evrey magician whether full time pro, weekend warrior or well everyone else.

If you like books, but don't watch a lot of video because of the captioning, check out my YouTube channel: Erudite Magic. I review magic books, and I always try to make sure my YouTube videos get captioned.

Thanks for voting, and I agree with your assessment!
- Jeff Kowalk, The Psychic CPA
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IG: @erudite.magic
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Perform: All the Stuff to Think About by Tim Hannig
Einmaliger
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This year, I wasn't very lucky with my purchases of current books. Some were really disappointing. Only two really stand out:

1. Trojan Horse Project
2. Resigned to Miracles
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1. Parlour Tricks by Morgan & West
2. Perform by Tim Hannig
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1. Perform by Tim Hannig

It contains all the "real work" on the behind the scenes efforts it takes to make a career in magic. Highly recommended!

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A huge thanks to those who have nominated Trojan Horse, myself, Manos and Ian are very grateful to you all!

My nominations in no particular order are -

Harpacrown 2 by Mark Chandaue
Ten Types by Steve Wood
and Trojan Horse*

*Whilst I would never nominate a book written exclusively by myself, the concept behind the Trojan project belongs to Manos and I can hand on heart say that had I purchased Manos’ work on its own I would have been more than satisfied with my purchase.

Best Wishes Michael
As a mentalist you must always ask yourself what if! And throughout your life you should seek to ask and answer this question over and over again, only then will your wildest dreams become a reality!

Visit - www.mindfx.co.uk to learn more!
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Perform by Tim Hannig - This book focuses on the BUSINESS of magic show business. As opposed to yet another book on tricks, this book delves into running a business. We have enough books on tricks. We need more books like this, but frankly I don't think anyone will be able to top it.
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1. Perform by Tim Hannig
2. Parlour Tricks by Morgan & West
3. Magic is my Weed Steve Spill
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1. Perform by Tim Hannig

Best book of 2020!
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