You Can Have Full Confidence in These Confidences
Drawn from a Master’s Repertoire – Taught with a Master’s Ability
Giobbi, recipient of the Academy of Magical Arts’ Literary Fellowship
of 2012-2013, is known worldwide as the preeminent teacher of card
magic. He is also one of Europe’s most sought-after performers of
close-up magic. In Confidences, he opens up his
professional repertoire to teach eight of his prize routines. Each
receives the in-depth, insightful coverage for which Giobbi is known. He
seasons this generous selection with three impressive essays, one on
the art of controlling cards, another on the correct approach and
understanding for vanishing coins and small objects, and a third on
Erdnase’s classic, The Expert at the Card Table. In these essays, Giobbi
reveals numerous insights and shares personal handlings and strategies
for sleights, with practicality and deception being his highest
priorities. Here is a sampling of the riches disclosed in these pages.
- An unsent letter from Albert Einstein proves to have a strange connection with a freely named playing card.
manufacturer A. Dougherty leaves explicit cues on his cards and card
cases that lead to spectators locating the four Aces in a shuffled deck.
- Giobbi explains his masterly opening sequence for the Cups and Balls.
guarantee card in the deck assures, in surprising ways, that chosen
cards will be located-even in the most difficult circumstances-not just
by the magician but by spectators as well!
- A chosen card materializes in a mirror-a very eerie and unusual effect.
Vernon’s “Trick That Cannot Be Explained” is given the Giobbi
treatment, which produces a tremendously entertaining and impossible
This and much more is taught along the way. Each
trick, routine and essay is a vehicle to share numerous lessons that
contribute to expert, professional conjuring. Those familiar with his
acclaimed Card College series and Secret Agenda
will know what to expect: one of the finest and most revealing texts
ever written on the subject of card and close-up magic. Reading Confidences
is like having an ear next to Giobbi’s lips as he whispers some of his
deepest secrets to you. These are true confidences. Read them and be
ushered through the closed doors of professional magic.
is a 275-page 5″ x 7″ hardcover book, produced to bibliophilic
standards, with color artwork, marbled endsheets, book ribbon, sewn
binding and acid-free paper. A pleasure to hold, a revelation to read.