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100 Under 140

by Meyer, Gordon

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Category: Philosophy
Media Type: Book
Publication Summary: 2010, 36 pp
Format: Paperback

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In a world where everything from floor wax to handheld computers are described as being magical, what does being a magician really mean? Gordon Meyer, a long-time magician and trained sociologist, answers that question by turning to the worldwide id known as Twitter. This collection of one hundred carefully curated quips about conjuring is funny, surprising, insightful, and sometimes just plain odd.
Date Added: Jul 14th, 2010
MLA SKU: khg8lUgurvKI6j1


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April 8th, 2011 1:28am
Reviewed by Joe Diamond
I have known Gordon Meyer for several years. He is a fellow reviewer on MyLovelyAssistant, and we both are a part of the Chicago Magic Workshop. It was here where he gave a copy of this book to a mutual friend. After casually paging through it, I mentioned how cool it was, and Gordon said he’d have a copy for me at the next meeting. Sure enough, a month later he very generously gave me a copy, and even signed it to me. After I finished reading it, I offered to review it here.

I mention this in the interest of full discloser, and because Gordon is a real nice guy, and nice guys don’t get enough glory or credit.

As for the actual book, it is a collection of Twitter posts (or ‘tweets’ as per the technical term) all about magicians and magic. These are all posted by real lay people, and they range from joy towards magic to just plain anger.

It’s an enlightening read, and each tweet has a healthy dose of real world... [Read More]

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