Michael P. Lair
#1 Coins, Chips & Buttons author
(Greenville, S. Carolina: 12 Nov 1959 - )
Learned at age 6 from father Robert L. Lair, a magician. Senior applications programmer/analyst with Timken Roller Bearing Company. Part-time pro close-up magician since 1981, billed as "Michael the Magician". Specialties: coin, cane, and fire magic. Wrote several booklets: Silver (1985), Silver 2 (1986), Candles (1988), Act I (1992, 31pp), Stage Cool (1998), Standup! (2002). Also videos, DVDs, and various product creations. A 1982 Linking Ring "One Man Parade" and creativity award for Shrink Drink.