Harry Anderson wrote a monthly column for the Society Of American Magicians’ M-U-M Magazine and Genii Magazine from 2005-2011. Those columns which featured, magic, scams, word games, math puzzles, esoteric stories, cons, tricks, historical anecdotes, proposition bets, opinions, observations, jokes, and much more are reproduced in this book.
As you read through the columns you will also learn about Anderson’s life during that time. Anderson also writes a personal obituary about Leslie Smith (1915-2008) and how he impacted his life and magic. You also get a story titled “Harry & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” where Anderson discusses Ted Annemann’s impact. The first half of the book concludes with a short essay about magic and Anderson’s move to North Carolina.
The second half of the book is a reproduction of the screenplay Anderson wrote titled “Geek Love” which is based on Katherine Dunn’s bizarre novel about a family of carnival of freaks. The script was optioned by Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, and Tim Burton but was never made into a movie. Maybe it was too weird — even for them.
Published by Spade & Archer (Harry Anderson’s Company) in 2011. A 7″x4.25″, paperback with full-color cover. 252-pages with photos and illustrations. All copies are hand-signed by Harry Anderson.