Author: Alex Stone
Summary: The author of this memoir sometimes rubbed me the wrong way, but I enjoyed hearing about an interesting subculture with fun tangents on science and history.
This story of author Alex Stone’s attempt to become a master magician reminded me of a stunt memoir, like The Happiness Project, or of Mary Roach’s books (although less humorous). Like these books, the author meets with fascinating people and tries off-beat approaches to learning more about his topic. He also couples descriptions of his experience with fascinating tidbits of relevant science and history. Read more »