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Ask Roberto Giobbi by Roberto Giobbi

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This is a totally unique book. 52 reader supplied questions. 52 opinionated, informed, expert answers by Roberto Giobbi. Roberto spent often several days to thoroughly answer each of the 52 questions. It is no wonder that this ebook has more than 330 regular sized pages. It is a publication unlike any other, where the readers gave the direction which the author followed.

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The 52 questions asked and answered:

  1. Injog Overhand Shuffle
  2. Presentation Ideas
  3. How to Study
  4. Staystack
  5. Fear of starting to perform
  6. Three Card Monte
  7. Memorized version of Out of Sight Out of Mind
  8. Think Of A Card Routines
  9. Magician is only an actor playing the role of a magician
  10. Gilbreath Principle
  11. Too Perfect Theory
  12. How many effects?
  13. Creative Process
  14. Bottom Deal Applications
  15. Philosophy of Magic
  16. Trick That Can't Be Explained
  17. Origin of Display Pass
  18. In Spectator's Hands
  19. Vernon's Travellers
  20. Effect Categories for Cards
  21. Why do Magic?
  22. Ten Best Card Effects
  23. Practice
  24. Best Self-Working Card Trick
  25. Starting with Card Magic
  26. Tabled Faro/Riffle Shuffle
  27. Delayed Setup
  28. Program Construction of an Act
  29. How to Prepare for a Competition
  30. Dirty Cards
  31. Constructivism
  32. Favorite Card Routine
  33. Favorite ESP Card Trick
  34. Secret Setup
  35. Zarrow Shuffle
  36. Escuela Magica de Madrid
  37. How to Navigate Information
  38. Favorite Non-Card Effects and Books
  39. Magician Fooler
  40. Notebook and Journal
  41. Repertoire Books
  42. How to Archive Tricks
  43. General Card
  44. Deck Switches
  45. Stand-up Deck Switch
  46. Best Si Stebbins Trick
  47. Magic Pizza
  48. Audience's Reality
  49. Clocking the Deck
  50. Performing Opportunities
  51. Alternative Sleights
  52. Kolossal Killer
Additionally to Roberto's thoughtful answer on the Too Perfect Theory you are also getting Jon Racherbaumer's 60 page essay collection on this subject with contributions by Rick Johnsson, Tomas Blomberg, Magic Christian, Robert Neale, Bob Fitch, Jamy Ian Swiss, John Carney, Michael Close, Darwin Ortiz, Harry Lorayne, Martin Lewis, Patrick Watson and Simon Aronson.

started in April 2009; finalized 2013, 331 pages.
word count: 158631 which is equivalent to 634 standard pages of text

Reviewed by James Russell (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Tuesday 13 December, 2022

This is an invaluable resource to have on my devices! I can read and reread anytime!

Reviewed by Andreas Sucker
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 30 May, 2009

Imagine you are a guitar enthusiast and you would get the chance to ask Eric Clapton any question you ever wanted to ask him about his playing, his technique, his heroes, his equipment.

Now you can be glad that you are a magic enthusiast and Roberto lets your wish come true! I have subscribed to it immediately and I only can recommend you to do so!


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