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My Word by Dan Harlan


They turn to ANY page and think of a word. You know it without ANY mistakes! Professional caliber mind-reading with a PERFECTLY ordinary looking book. RESERVE YOURS TODAY.
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"Wow! You can’t get much more direct or stronger than that. The prop is ingenious and beautifully designed. This is VERY clever, totally innocent and devastatingly deceptive!" - Marc Paul

"I love this! The prop looks amazing - it looks exactly like the thing it’s supposed to be but hides some diabolical secrets. Dan has taken all the hard work out so you can just focus on performing some baffling mind reading. I’ll absolutely use this - on stage and at home for friends and guests." - Alexander Marsh

"I love the look and feel of My Word by Dan Harlan. It is perfect for casual mentalism with a very natural looking prop. It looks and feels just like something you would pick up at an airport or gas station on the way to your show." - Paul Draper

Perform incredible mind reading and memory stunts with a crossword puzzle book. Instantly know the word they have thought of, the answer to the puzzle they picked, and even do it with your back turned the entire time. Reach into someone’s mind and make them gasp when you perform My Word by Dan Harlan.

Here’s what happens:

Your audience opens up a book of crossword puzzles to any page. They merely think of the answer to any word written on the page, and you can divine the word they are thinking of. It doesn’t stop there. They can then open to a different page and look at any puzzle, and you are able to tell them the answer to the clue they are thinking of. Any clue on any page. No memory work required!

My Word comes with a very specially designed crossword puzzle book that was created by Dan Harlan. Every single page was developed to layer in secrets to allow you to perform incredible miracles. There are no electronics, stooges, peeks, or difficult memory work. The method hides in plain sight, and your audience will have no idea that they are holding the secret in their hands while you perform. My Word is easy to do and comes with detailed instructions from Nick Locapo. Read the mind of your audience as easily as reading the page of a book when you perform My Word by Dan Harlan.

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tOO MUCH PROCESS Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 20th, 2023
I was quite disappointed by this effect after I received it. The ad copy and testimonials are great, but, in practice, I found the restrictions on its use and where and how I could use it did not measure up to the hype.
If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is and it was for me here.
Save your money.
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Dan Harlan did a great job! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 19th, 2023
This is very well designed and shows a lot of thought went into it.

I have only performed this once on stage so far. My helper had his word written on a clip board standing about twelve feet away and we played hangman. I could hear whispers in the audience (How is he doing that?) after he acknowledged each of my correct hits. No one had a clue.

Very easy to do, plays big, packs flat. What more can you ask for?
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 30th, 2023
My Word is very clever and easy to do. The basic “cheat sheet” method for phase one is easy, but will require good routining and/or extra crib effort to sell it well. However, a little bit of easy memory work can elevate the effect and open up several more excellent presentation avenues. Phase two is optional, but, with some ingenuity, can land a good one-two punch to your audience’s brains. My Word CAN be performed with no memory work, but good routining is needed (like with most mentalism effects) to sell it well. Hint: Phase two crib can be duplicated and sent to Apple Watch (not part of the instructions, but easy to do).

One con: All the words written in the various crossword puzzles have the same font and color. My suggestion is to have the words in the various puzzles printed very lightly, which would allow for you to write over the top in your own handwriting using various pens/colors to make it appear more authentic. It doesn’t look bad as is, but I think this would sell it even better. Definitely recommended.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 31st, 2023
Well thought out and smart prop! I love all of the fun features built in to this innocent-looking book. Super thorough teaching as always. I do wish I could have written in the puzzle words myself in my own handwriting, but I also understand why it was done this way (it certainly saves time, as it comes completely ready to go). Super job, Dan, as always!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 20th, 2023
I loved the trick, but it would be immensely more valuable (TO ME) if a second copy with a different front cover was supplied. It would be worth it for an extra couple of bucks.
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Honestly one of the best book tests Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 9th, 2024
I think this booktest deserves to be up there among the best. The concept is original and it has a built in 2 phase routine. It's fun, interactive and so fooling!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 16th, 2024
I'm an amateur magician/mentalist hobbyist who's just recently getting back into performing.

This is the first real book test that I've purchased.

There's just not enough good things to say about this.

The tutorial is great, Nick Locapo does an incredible job explaining the method and going through the routine.

The first phase of the routine is killer!
It doesn't even require memory work, but if you take the time to put in the memory work, it just pushes the effect over the top.

The second phase of the routine is almost more impressive though. I've been getting better reactions from the second phase.

I performed this on one of the most skeptical people I know and fooled them with both phases of the routine.

Also the book itself is well made, It looks like a standard crossword puzzle book and nobody seems to notice anything about it even when they're holding it.

Again, I just can't say enough good things about this product.

If you're into mentalism or any kind of magic and you enjoy being able to do a mind reading presentation, you won't regret buying this!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 5th, 2024
My Word is a great booktest. It looks like an ordinary crossword/Word Search book that you find in grocery stones. This looks and feels like real mindreading. Not a magic trick. Doing the routine is not difficult in a manipultive sense but does require rehearsal in order to do it well. If you are willing to put the work in, I highly recommend this effect and plan to use regularly in my shows.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 14th, 2024
Very creative and well thought out routine as is usual with Dan. A book test without a book.
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WOW - What a Unique Book Test! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 25th, 2023
Ok, I got it 3.5 months after purchase (I guess the situation here delayed mail...), but BOY - It was well worth the wait...

Although the principle of the secret isn't new, the way it is done and presented is BRILLIANT!

I need to modify the presentation a little bit as I'm not in an English-speaking country, and the "Hangman" game is not that popular here - But it's easily fixable, as I say I got the crossword book at a foreign airport, and mind reading in a foreign language is much harder.

The letter-by-letter reveal is like solving a crossword puzzle. It makes PERFECT SENSE to do it that way.

This is the second unique boot test I have by Dan Harlan. Thanks for another GREAT MAGIC product!
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