This is the only all-inclusive guide to magic that includes 500 full-color, step-by-step photos, and a 2-hour DVD. It features 35 effects performed and taught in great detail. You will find detailed instructions for performing over 100 magical effects. No prior skills or knowledge are required. Each trick is arranged on a 1 – 5 difficulty rating system and is broken down into the Effect, the Secret, the Set-Up, and most importantly, the Performance. Lessons include mastering the emotional hook, what to say, how to direct audience attention, and where to keep your hands. By Joshua Jay.