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Lives of a Showman
by Mark Lewis

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Lives of a Showman by Mark Lewis

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"Mark is one of the truly interesting characters in the world of showbusiness. He has a brilliant yet wicked sense of humour, and is often misunderstood by his peers. As someone who has known him for much of his life, I consider him to be a man of incredible talent as both a performer and grafter [demonstrator]. He is extremely resourceful, and is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to magic and other branches of entertainment. His life is truly one of mystery and intrigue, and he is a wonderful raconteur as will be seen in the pages of this masterpiece. I would consider Mark to be a true showman, and his personality is indeed multi-faceted. I know you will love reading The Lives of a Showman." - Roger Blakiston (Jolly Roger)

"I am pleased to say the book exceeded my earlier expectations. I think it is absolutely brilliant. ... I think you have a wonderful gift of expressing yourself through the written word. At times, I really felt like I was in your shoes. The tales of your London club gigs made my palms sweat and I felt performance nerves until I reminded myself this was your experience and I didn't actually have to go on stage myself!" - James Munton

Mark Lewis has made a living as a magician, a pitchman, a psychic reader, a hypnotist, a children's entertainer, and an author, and he's hustled for every dime (or farthing or whatever the local currency of whatever country he was in) that he's made. Mr. Lewis has recorded his exploits in a new ebook titled The Lives of a Showman.
"The Lives of a Showman is not just a self-portrait of a magician, grafter and seer, but it is also a portrait of a landscape - one spread across several countries and continents. From night clubs in London, to hustling in Blackpool, to upheaval in Ireland during "The Troubles", and the open space of the new world. We are richer for it." - David Ben

"What thoughts enter my mind when I hear the name Mark Lewis? I presume that for many who have met him a collage of images enter their thoughts. Images that include pitchman, hypnotist, close-up magician, children's entertainer, and psychic. Combine those images with his personality and you have the unforgettable Mark Lewis. I operate a magic shop in Toronto, Canada and I have known this character for about sixteen years. Over those years I have had countless dinners and conversations with him. I have also done business with him. I consider Mark a very good friend and I am very thankful that he asked me to write something for his book. He is so talented in many areas but at least for me I most enjoy his close-up magic; or perhaps I should write close-up experience? I have seen him do close-up magic for laymen and magicians hundreds of times. There are very few others who perform closeup magic who would want to follow this master performer. For real people it is more than just watching Mark Lewis - it is an EXPERIENCE! An experience they will not soon forget. And that is Mark's goal. He has told me and others countless times that although he certainly wants his magic to be strong, it is HE, that he wants laymen to walk away remembering - and they do! For those of us in the magic community and for others with whom he has had more than just fleeting moments, Mark Lewis is a character. And I am certain that I will never meet in my life another Mark Lewis." - Jeff Pinsky

1st edition 2011, PDF 320 pages.
word count: 115367 which is equivalent to 461 standard pages of text