if I were to chose one of my favorite magic references of all time, this would go right up there with "Mastering the Art of Magic" by Eugene Burger and "The Art of Astonishment" series by Paul Harris.
Chris Kenner has a very unique and offbeat way of creating art with a deck of cards, coins, ropes, rubberbands or whatever he can get his hands on.
He has a style and sense of humor that you will enjoy while deciding where you would like to modify some areas in some of his ideas to suit your own needs. I.E.: I'm sure you are familiar with very famous "Manage et Trois" coin routine (I hope that is spelled correctly), but I apply that to a sponge ball routine where I use 3 different colored sponges (blue, red, yellow) and they all change to "Sponge Eyeballs" as a finale. Kids love it but that's pretty much how I read his material; just to help me discover more ideas. But I digress... a little.
Also, Richard hit it right on the button. Everything that he has published is pure quality and "Totally Out of Control" is no exception.
Anyways, I hope this helps and take good care.