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Alex Stone discusses his new book, FOOLING HOUDINI

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Published on Apr 16, 2012

Alex Stone discusses his new book, FOOLING HOUDINI: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind.

Available June 19, 2012

"An enthralling journey into the inner world of magic. Alex Stone writes with a winning voice that you'll want to follow anywhere."--Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein

"Alex Stone's Fooling Houdini is a delight. In the physics Ph.D program at Columbia, he drops everything to pursue the murky world of magic. He writes with wit and scientific sharpness and grand humor. He immerses us in a fascinating world few have ever entered."--Buzz Bissinger, author of Father's Day and Friday Night Lights

"What I loved most about Fooling Houdini is the world it takes us into: these huddled cliques of obsessed magicians reinventing their art. . . . This book makes you want to do magic tricks, and convinces you just how hard it is to do them well."--Ira Glass, host of "This American Life"

"Fooling Houdini is a totally smart and engrossing study of one of America's most misunderstood sub-cultures, and at the same time the story of one man's quest to probe the mysteries of magic, science, and where the two meet."--John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise

"Fooling Houdini is an eye-opening, irresistible journey into the world of magic. Stone has written a masterful story that is bursting with energy, inventiveness, and a sense of wonder on every page. I couldn't put it down!" (Steven Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics )

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