Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures

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Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures

Postby Zig Zagger » July 7th, 2019, 7:52 am

As posted on my magic blog:

Rob Zabrecky is a mainstay of the Magic Castle and a fine magician with a well-defined stage persona that borders on the dark and bizarre. Before his magic career, he was a professional musician. Even though he has just turned 51, Zabrecky has recently published his autobiography, Strange Cures, subtitled "A memoir". It's available at Amazon now in a paperback edition for 19,95 Dollars.

From the blurb:

Strange Cures is a turbulent, against-all odds memoir of self-discovery, success, failure, and reinvention, told by one of LA's most interesting natives. With an unflinching gaze, musician/magician/actor Zabrecky recounts his bizarre coming-of-age tale and his quest to find a place in the arts--and the world.

The author reveals a young life filled with both physical miracles and subversive role models, including an uncle who impersonated an FBI agent and, in a drunken delusion, shot and nearly killed him. He takes readers on a roller coaster ride through the nascent days of Silver Lake's music and art community, as seen through the lens of his critically acclaimed band, Possum Dixon.


As Jim Steinmeyer, magic author, inventor and performer, comments:

Zabrecky's memoirs are surprising, addictive, terrifying, magical. He careens through childhood, rock and roll, and popular entertainment by driving on the shoulder, passing on the right, and then playing bumper cars with the cold, hard truth. You're in for a fantastic ride.


Here's a nice review from the Los Angeles Times:
https://www.latimes.com/books/la-et-jc-rob-zabrecky-memoir-strange-cures-20190530-story.html

It ends with a great line: The reader of Strange Cures is reminded "that life is what you make of it, and what you make of it is rarely what you dream it to be."
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Re: Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures

Postby Matthew Field » July 7th, 2019, 12:39 pm

I've just begun reading it and it's fantastic. Shot in the arm by Uncle Ed, severre warts on the hands, sexy Scottish girl -- geez, what a life! And I haven't even gotten to Possum Dixon yet.

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Re: Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures

Postby Steve Bryant » July 7th, 2019, 4:12 pm

Richard should love Zabrecky's experience at Disneyland. And I thought Space Mountain was terrifying before reading this ...

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Re: Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures

Postby Zig Zagger » July 8th, 2019, 3:14 pm

The LA Weekly has a free excerpt here: https://www.laweekly.com/an-exclusive-e ... nge-cures/
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Re: Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures

Postby Edward Pungot » July 15th, 2019, 11:17 pm

"I'm doing my face With magic marker"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9RBzsjga73s


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