An alternative to using the L&L product is to make your own using the Fortune-Telling Birthday Book
, which can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, and upon which the Fortuneteller's Book of Day's
It will require quite a bit of work to write the name of a playing card 365 times; and although not strictly necessary; should be done by someone with nice handwriting.
In the end you will have something unique.
A nice thing about doing it yourself is that you are not bound to the set-up used in the L&L book, but can make up your own.
If you do any memorized deck work, then you can use that as your set-up. That is, card one of your stack will be Jan 1, card two - Jan 2, etc.
When you get to Feb 1 you start over, so you utilize only the first 31 cards of your memorized deck. Now when they tell you their birthday, you immediately know the card and its location in the deck. You can now proceed as in Alex Elmsley's Fates Datebook
(which is Elmsley's handling of The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
) but you don't have to spread the cards, as you already know exactly where the card lies within the deck.
Now, not only can you make the Elmsley routine even more miraculous than it already is, you can do it without the need for a table.