Monday, April 18, 2011

Harry Lorayne

It is April. In celebration of this blogs two year existence, the whole month will be winner time. Only the coolest and best members of our elite circle of nerds will be featured.

Today: Harry Lorayne!

For a long time I was tempted to call him a failure... They way he always seems to yell "Buy and Read my Book"... like a child which craves constant attention. But his books are the reason he is a winner. Over the year he has published so many books on magic that it seems crazy. And not just his own stuff, but what others have contributed. And that is something we all need to be thankful for.

Straight from Wikipedia:

Close-Up Card Magic - 1962
Personal Secrets - 1964
My Favorite Card Tricks - 1965
Dingle's Deceptions - 1966
Best of Bill-fooled Deck-Sterity - 1967
Miracle Math - 1968 Reputation-Makers - 1971
Rim Shots - 1973
Afterthoughts - 1975
The Epitome Location - 1976
Tarbell #7 The Magic Book - 1977
Star Quality - 1979
Quantum Leaps - 1980
Doug Edwards Packs A Wallop Best of Friends, Vol. 1 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel Trend Setters - 1982
Best of Friends, Vol. 2 - 1999
The Himber Wallet Book Best of Friends, Vol. 3 Apocalypse Magazine - 1978-1997 The Classic Collection, Vol. 1 - 2005
Lorayne: The Classic Collection, Vol. 2 - 2008

Dude, that is a lot. He's been busy over the years. If it weren't for him, we might have never heard of certain great magicians. How can I not make him a winner?


The Smiling Mule said...

Good pick. No angel but definitely a winner in my book!

stevenamills said...
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ablanathanalba said...

Agreed! He also deserves points for being so accessible.

You prolly said...

Fuck Harry Lorayne. Sure he did publish a lot of peoples material but at this point he is just comes across as a washed-up has been trying to keep the limelight on himself before he leaves us for good. Every time I see him post it makes me want to take a cheese grater to my dong.