Richard Kaufman wrote:The Soo book is a biography, Hiding the Elephant is not. I don't think they have much in common. The Thurston book will be a bio, but it will be at least a year or so until it's out.
Ray Eden wrote:I just finished reading the Soo bio, and found the book fascinating. I really look forward to these new works from Steinmeyer.
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Richard Kaufman wrote:As for the book on magic by Taschen that Jim and Mike are writing, I don't think it will be out in time for the History Conference.
Richard Kaufman wrote:At dinner the other day, Mike Caveney said he just signed off on the final page proofs the other day, which means the book is yet to go on press. He said that Taschen insists the book will be printed and at the Conference.
It's hard for me to believe that it will be printed, bound, and shipped all the way to the US from Italy (where it's printed) in time for the History Conference at the beginning of November. The thing is enormous--I can't imagine anyone carrying it home on the plane considering its weight. And are they going to sell it at the $200 retail at the Conference? Seems silly if it's on amazon for $125.
Richard Kaufman wrote:That's what we're discussing: the magic version of the circus book.