The 288-page book is Magic: The Complete Course by Joshua Jay. (“Finally, a book that brings the art of magic into the 21st century!”- Rick Merrill, 2006 World Champion of Magic) – which combines expertise, more than 600 full-color photographs, and step-by-step directions for more than 100 amazing tricks. Each trick is broken down into the Effect, the Secret, the Set-up, and, most important, the Performance, with lessons on what to say, how to direct the audience’s attention, where to keep your hands, and more. In the 132-minute DVD Joshua Jay demonstrates 35 tricks, showing both how to do them and how to perform them convincingly. And the props are classics: four metal 4-inch linking rings, one Svengali Deck, one Paranorma Deck, one Magic “Pen-etrating” Pen, and one false thumb tip. About Joshua Jay Joshua Jay was crowned champion at the World Magic Seminar in 1998, at the age of sixteen. He’s a monthly columnist for Magic, the world’s largest magazine for magicians; has headlined at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood; performed and lectured in more than 50 countries; and has produced a series of top-selling instructional DVDs for magicians. Joshua Jay lives in New York City.