Magnus will help you develop the persistence and conviction you'll need for a career in close-up magic, making your pitch to potential employers, and promoting and marketing your act. He'll advise you on the tricks that will provide you with the most mileage - the time-tested audience-pleasers that can be performed in a wide variety of situations - and the best ways to practice them to ensure a smooth execution. His advice on cultivating skills that contribute to a successful performance, getting along with coworkers, and handling hecklers, will save you untold aggravation and smooth the path toward a magical career.
This Dover edition, first published in 2019, is a revised and updated republication of Blood, Sweat, and Pinky Breaks: A Practical Guide to Making a Living with Close-up Magic, self-published by Magnus in 1999. This edition adds a new preface, introduction, and other chapters.