Publisher Knopf
Release Date
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780525658559
Rating 4.5/5 from 3 reviews

"Conscious of his own rather mind-boggling ability to deceive others professionally, [conjuror and slight-of-hand artist] Derek DelGaudio believed that the artifice in his life was always reserved exclusively for the stage. But when irrefutable evidence to the contrary is found in an old journal, Derek is forced to question his ability to see through an illusion, something he trained his whole life to do. Using his youthful notebook entries as a roadmap, DelGaudio embarks on a soulful, often funny, sometimes dark journey through his own past, stopping at the significant signposts that led him into the heart of a world populated by swindlers, con artists, and card cheats"--