I just finished reading Tricks to Pick Up Chicks
Firstly - I'm in a happy relationship. My primary reason for reading this book were to explore the possibility of learning more from Chapter 4 - Body Language and Chapter 5 - Rules of the Game and finally, hopeful that I might learn a new magic trick to add to my repertoire.
The book is 183 pages in length, with a minimum, of photos, so I read it in short time.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1450560180/ref=oss_productChapter 1 - "Quickies" Quick Tricks, Ice Breakers & Lines
The so-called Quick Tricks are nothing new to me. Any beginner or amateur would be better off reading Magic for Dummies
. The pick-up lines are awful. I've discovered better lines, that are regarded as "cheesy". (I suppose if some were delivered tongue-in-cheek and by someone with a real personality, they may be found humorous, but in the hands of a beginner or amateur, that person will doomed). Things to say if "She blows you off" is downright insulting. This is something I would never consider attempting. As a Magician, it's my goal to be entertaining. If she's not interested, it's not her fault, so there's no reason to end the situation with an offensive exit.Chapter 2 - "One Night Stands" Magic Tricks, Bar Nets & Scams.
Once again, nothing new here in the realm of Magic Tricks. In addition to the afore mentioned Magic for Dummies
. Anyone interested in Magic should also invest in Joshua Jay's Magic
or Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic
. (Both of these books are priced the same as this 183 page guide and far more informative in teaching magic). I suppose to defend the book a little, this is aimed at persons looking to Break-the-Ice and have an advantage in the realm of meeting women, however I was misled through some book reviews that it would serve a professional magician as well.Chapter 3 - "Threesomes" Tricks with the help of a Wingman
To be honest, I glossed over this chapter as the information I was seeking was to become a more entertaining performer and magician and I rarely, if ever, use a confederate or secret assistant.Chapter 4 - "Body Language" Learn What She's Thinking
I was hoping to learn a little more information on this subject, from what I already know. There are good points for the beginner and I found some observations that affirmed information that I had suspected through experience. (I consider this to be the best chapter in the book).
From what I learned in this chapter I can implement this awareness in a strolling magic or restaurant performance situation when approaching strangers and trying to determine who is interested and who is not.Chapter 5 - "Rules of the Game" Tips, Rules, Do's & Don'ts to Dating
This chapter I would recommend to the "utterly clueless" guy and absolute beginner to dating. The bulk of these "tips" are already known to any person that has experience dating, but there are a few nuggets of common sense that even an experience person may learn from.
For myself, I come away from the book a tad disappointed. I was slightly pleased with the Body Language chapter since it does explain, in layman's terms, some things I have read in other books, but weren't that clear.
I learned nothing new from the Magic tricks provided, but for a person with no magical skills, a few of these tricks may give a person a spring board to become interested in magic.
5 chapters, so five possible stars. I give "Tricks to Pick Up Chicks
" 1 star
from what I learned. As a potential resource for a complete beginner, 2-3 stars
depending whether someone gets magic and/or Tips from the entirety of the book.“Ars Celare Verum”
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