Fooling Houdini Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks & the Hidden Powers of the Mind (Hardcover)
|Author: Alex Stone|
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|A dazzling tour through the colorful world of magic and magicians in an exploration that probes the limits of perception, the mysteries of consciousness, the road to mastery, and the art of deception. For fans of "The Night Circus" and "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell."|
From the Publisher:
From the back rooms of New York City's age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, this enthralling behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mysterious and vibrant world of magic, which is rife with eccentric personalities, recounts the author's quest to join the ranks of master magicians. 50,000 first printing.
"With many fascinating anecdotes up his sleeve, Stone conjures an entertaining book." 03/05/2012 "[A] cheery, inquisitive book about a world where math, physics, cognitive science and pure geeky fanaticism intersect." - Janet Maslin 06/21/2012 "[I]f you're fascinated by odd little corners of society, FOOLING HOUDINI is not only informative, but highly entertaining." - Craig Wilson 07/01/2012