The Restaurant Magic Reader collects the many articles and essays that Jim Sisti has written over the last 20 years on the subject of restaurant magic. Between these covers, you'll find thoughts and ideas on such important topics as choosing material, selecting a performing character, getting and keeping a restaurant magic engagement, working with the management and staff, handling problem spectators, promotion and cross-promotion, proper dress, tipping, and so much more.
While you will agree with some of the opinions expressed while surely disagreeing with others, it is all irrefutable written in the singular voice, one informed by years of experience, of someone who cares deeply about magic and its perception. The Restaurant magic Reader contains rich food for thought, worthy of consideration by not only restaurant magicians, but every walk-around performer.
Pages 184 - Softbound
"I think that all magicians who perform or strive to perform walk-around and strolling magic can benefit from the advice in this book. "
Wayne Kawamoto, Magic & Illusion 4/6/2009 Full Review
"If you're a close-up worker I think you'll enjoy this book. If you're a restaurant or walk-around worker then you should already own it."
Tracy Atteberry, MyLovelyAssistant 3/16/2009 Full Review
"Simply put, there is a wealth of information in this little book, and if you are interested in doing restaurant magic or working other hospitality venues, this book is worth both your money and your time."
W.S. Duncan, M-U-M Magazine 6/1/2009
"...the material in here will be invaluable to the prospective restaurant worker and even experienced workers are likely to find much of use. There are no tricks – just a whole lot of excellent advice. "
Matthew Field, The Magic Circular Magazine 7/1/2009