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Filled with history, stories, and, most of all, magic, Best of All Worlds pays tribute to one of the greatest card tricks of all time: Paul Curry's classic card effect Out of This World.

Best of All Worlds is not just a book about a 'Magic Trick". It is an extensive, in-depth look at what Dai Vernon called "the card trick of the century."

Here are SOME of the reviews:

"This is certainly the most complete resource on this subject that I have seen. If you are thinking about adding this killer trick to your repertoire, you need to study this book to find the method that best fits your needs. It's all in there. All you need to do is start digging!" - Doc Eason

"This book is a true resource for lovers of the Paul Curry Classic, Its a honor to be part of it" - Jon Armstrong

"The quintessential reference work for the well stocked magic library, collecting final words on one of the greatest card effects of all time" - Michael Ammar

"This book is like visiting the brains of different magicians and seeing how they think." - David Regal

"Best of All Worlds is an excellent tome that will save you countless hours of research on the greatest card trick ever invented. I love it!" - Daryl, The Magician's Magician

"Best of All Worlds is a first-class production"- Karl Fulves

"A unique collection of what most of us believes to be the best card trick for lay audiences. Well done!" -Roberto Giobbi

"Your beautiful book arrived to day, many many thanks. I'm privileged to be part if it - I'm sure I'll feel even more so when I have the chance to work through it. Good luck with - I hope it is as successful as it is elegant."-J. K. Hartman

"Your Best of All Worlds has reached my doorstep, and it is a handsome effort. I've begun paging through it, reacquainting myself with certain handlings, enjoying others new to me. It is very generous of you to have sent me a copy, and I assure you, it will provide pleasure and future reference. Thank you"

-Stephen Minch

"I got the book and had my money's worth by the second page of Weber's intro. You guys did a great job on this -- great title, great organization, excellent references." -Bob Farmer

"We are impressed by the production value - it is beautifully designed." -Norm Nielsen Magic

Foreword written by Max Maven

Preface written by Michael Weber

Chronicling the creative evolution of this single magical effect over seven decades, Best of All Worlds brings the history and challenges of Out of This World to light. It is a unique collection of over thirty routines -- some old, some new, some never before seen in print -- submitted by the world's leading magicians. In addition to their personal performances, the contributors have given insight into and musings about how this classic effect has influenced their magic.

Out of This World has influenced some of the world's greatest magicians. It temporarily put a World War on hold. The odds of it actually happening are staggering.

Contributions from: Aaron Fisher, Aldo Colombini, Alex Elmsley, Allan Ackerman, Allen Zingg, Arthur Benjamin, Audley Walsh, Barrie Richardson, Darwin Ortiz, Daryl, David Regal, Doc Dixon, Doc Eason, Doug Conn, Ed Marlo, Eugene Burger, Francis Carlyle, Gary Ouellet, Gregory Wilson, Harry Lorayne, Helder Guimar´┐Żes, Herb Zarrow, Howard Hamburg, J.C. Wagner J.K. Hartman, Jack Parker, James Swain, Jason England, Jay Sankey, Jim Steinmeyer, John Carney, John Scarne, Jon Allen, Jon Armstrong, Joshua Jay, Juan Tamariz, Karl Fulves, Kenton Knepper, Larry Becker, Lee Asher, Luke Jermay, Mark Wilson, Martin Gardner, Martin Nash, Micah Cover, Michael Ammar, Mike Sibbernsen, Norman Beck, Norman Gilbreath, Paul Curry, Paul Green, Peter Duffie, R. Paul Wilson, Rafael Benatar, Richard Busch, Richard Kaufman, Richard Osterlind, Roberto Giobbi, Ron Bauer, Ron Wilson, Roy Walton, Simon Lovell, Stephen Minch, Steve Draun, Steve Spill, Steve Valentine, T.C. Tahoe, Tom Ogden, Tomas Blomberg, Tony Clark, Tony Giorgio, Tony Picasso, U.F. Grant, and Whit Haydn.

Written and compiled by Brent Arthur James Geris, Bob Postelnik and Duppy Demetrius.

400 pages, Hardbound

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 30th, 2011
if you perform 'out of this world', you will love this book. the essay from Darwin Ortiz was worth the price of the book for me because it provided me with what I think is the perfect way to perform 'out of this world'.

there are so many different routines and perspectives in this book. many of them contradict each other, which is what makes the book so awesome I think. it allows you to see the wide range of perspectives that the magicians that inspire us have and choose what works best for you as an individual.

I got so much out of reading this. It's one of those books I like to just open to a random page and read. I think card people should definitely have it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2014
Great collection of methods and presentations for this perennial favourite. I suggest you read only one or two chapters in one sitting. If you read more than that (in one sitting) it becomes to feel rather repetitive.

I'm surprised that Arturo de Ascanio's version wasn't included - It's one of my favourites.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 11th, 2020
This book is a great history lesson on one of the "Best Tricks in Magic" according to many surveys. There are nice stories in the "Interview Section" on how many top magicians recall the first time they ever saw the effect in action. Best of all, there a many nice versions by many great magicians both alive and passed on covered in these pages. Plus, there are still different versions that have come out since the book that are not covered giving you room for even more ideas out there. A fantastic reference for any card magicians bookshelf. Highly recommended.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 6th, 2011
I got this book a little while ago * I have to say I probably use the trick all the time. I recommend it to be put in your routine & see the reactions you will receive.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 21st, 2010
I bought this effect back in the mid 80's and have worn out many decks using this trick. It will blow anyone's mind who sees it. I love performing this because it just amazes me every time I see it. It looks like a real miracle because it happens while the spectator handles the cards. If you don't have this, BUY IT, NOW. Any borrowed deck and any time.
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