I'm a fan of the work I have seen of yours in print. Wonderful thinking I would say, if my opinion matters much. The guy in the dress must have been really good.
All of the above choices are must read (with maybe the exception of Magic for Dummies but I digress..). The only thing I might add would be 13 Steps to Mentalism and Vol 1-8 of the Tarbell course. I think that even if you don't do any mental work in your act, the thinking that goes into it can help you in many ways as a close up magician. 13 Steps is a great start to learning some smart ideas. As I'm sure you know by working out in the real world, connecting with your audience is just an important as a good double lift. A lot of that thinking is located in that tome. Tarbell is another great place to start.
My first book was the Amateur Magicians Handbook by Herry Hay.
Hope that helps.