which effects do u use from magic for dummies?
The three that I use in my regular performances are You Do as I Do, Sheep & Thieves, and Dream a Card, Any Card.
I didn't learn You Do As I Do from MFD; it was actually one of the first effects I learned almost 30 years ago. The Sheep & Thieves handling in MFD is a simplified version of an effect which can be found in Bobo's Modern Coin Magic. Dream a Card, Any Card was contributed to MFD by Daryl and is a version of his "Untouched" effect. I've worked out my own presentation for each of these effects, although there's nothing wrong with using the patter provided in the book as a starting point.
I've also started doing Chad Long's Shuffling Lesson, which is also found in one of the Art of Astonishment books.
THere are quite a few other effects I'd recommend -- some I do sporadically, some are just not my style. I'll post a list of those later today.