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In life there are two kinds of people: those who lead the parade and those who follow the leader. Every one of us secretly yearns to stand out from the crowd and win the admiration of our friends and family but too few of us have any idea as to how to attain this goal. Entertainment is one of the surest and most rewarding ways to popularity. The sound of laughter or the look of pleased amazement on your friends' faces at the completion of a well-executed magic trick are more than adequate compensation for the time taken to learn these simple tricks.
In addition to being a crowd pleaser, the art of magic offers other compensations. It develops quickness and a good use of your hands. It also will develop the necessary poise to address groups of people, since one of the most important things to a magician is a good line of patter to hold the audience's interest while he is completing a trick.
You will find the tricks demonstrated in this 1960s book can be easily learned with a little practice, and magic will prove to be a very inexpensive hobby since most of the materials needed can be found in your own home.
After you have become proficient at doing the tricks you will be amazed at the amount of pleasure your friends will derive from watching you do them... but more importantly you will be astounded at the feeling of satisfaction you will have at being able to do something everyone else can't do.