3 2022

How Magicians Think with author Joshua Jay

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

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This event is brought to you by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & Simon Family JCC's Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.

"How do you saw a person in half?"

There's a saying: The door to magic is closed, but it's not locked. In How Magicians Think, professional magician and bestselling author Joshua Jay not only opens that door, he brings us inside and turns on the light, revealing the artistry, in-side history, and fascinating traditions of a subject long shrouded in mystery. But above all, he reveals the mindset behind the magic–what it's like to practice an art that so many love yet so few understand. This is not a how-to book, nor a how-do-they-do-it expose. Written as a series of short, lively essays, How Magicians Think describes the making of illusions, the psychology behind them, and the characters who create them.  Compelling, thoughtful, and written by an insider, How Magicians Think is a rare excursion into a truly secret world.