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 Post subject: David Stone - Close-up Secrets Book
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:58 pm 
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So I recently received this book (via Lee Asher), and I have to say, I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm curious to see if anyone else has read or is reading this, and what you think about it in regards to a helpful tool for those in or beginning restaurant work. The book deals with a variety of venues, but I'm curious to know what people think so far. Some of his advice is contrary to the advice frequently found on this topic.

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The book is very funny, entertaining and has a lot of good advice. However, remember that David Stone is a Frenchman performing in France. Therefore some of the things he advises work very well in that culture but not so well in the U.S. Anyone who gets this book just has to remember that in different countries, some of the things he does will not work.


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paddy wrote:
The book is very funny, entertaining and has a lot of good advice. However, remember that David Stone is a Frenchman performing in France. Therefore some of the things he advises work very well in that culture but not so well in the U.S. Anyone who gets this book just has to remember that in different countries, some of the things he does will not work.


Never would of thought of that. I don't have the book, but it's still good lookin' out.


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paddy wrote:
The book is very funny, entertaining and has a lot of good advice. However, remember that David Stone is a Frenchman performing in France. Therefore some of the things he advises work very well in that culture but not so well in the U.S. Anyone who gets this book just has to remember that in different countries, some of the things he does will not work.


I was just wondering, paddy are there effects in this book? If not, the American readers could probably get better advice from Jim Pace, Peter Lansing, and others.

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Can't get enough Stone, expecially because Im moving to France soon, (from UK).


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I haven't come across any effects yet. I don't expect there to be any. It's pretty focused on the other aspects of performing.


That's a good thing to keep in mind Paddy. :)

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There are no effects in the book, he does refer to some that he uses but just in a general way. i.e. he talks about the flash paper to flower. Any effects he does talk about we all know so he doesn't explain them.

It is interesting when he talks about getting tips because here in the U.S. we do tip easily, but in England and France it is not so common.


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paddy wrote:
There are no effects in the book, he does refer to some that he uses but just in a general way. i.e. he talks about the flash paper to flower. Any effects he does talk about we all know so he doesn't explain them.

It is interesting when he talks about getting tips because here in the U.S. we do tip easily, but in England and France it is not so common.


Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

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