Richard Kaufman wrote:In most of the books I wrote between 1977 and 1998, I only gave theory and philosophy if the artist about whom the book was being written gave it to me. Most did not, and consequently most books have no discussion of theory, or the "why" behind the methods. NOT ALL BOOKS NEED IT.
Your point is well taken, Richard.
I really like the book, so my comment was just meant as a "cherry on the top" sort of thing--no disrespect intended.
To Robert L: Please don't let your perceived "ham-fistedness" discourage you from acquiring the book. Although most of the stuff takes serious practice, the material is explained in great detail with well-chosen illustrations. It is absolutely learnable and doable. If you can handle Jennings '67, this book is right up your alley. (Plus, there's one semi-automatic routine included that will slay magicians).