Zarrow: A Lifetime of Magic

2 Nov

We are delighted to announce the release of the long-awaited book of Herb Zarrow, titled, ZARROW: A Lifetime of Magic.

David Ben, chairman of Magicana, has reconstructed all of Mr. Zarrow’s published and unpublished inventions in this hardcover, 448-page tome. The entire effort was made in collaboration with Mr. Zarrow, who reviewed and approved every word in the book.

The book celebrates one man’s lifelong passion and love of magic – only to be matched by his deep devotion and love to his partner of sixty years, Mrs. Phyllis Zarrow.

Herb Zarrow has spent a lifetime of magic — exploring and creating in the art he loves. Best known, of course, for his legendary Zarrow Shuffle, one of the great, thundering moves and perhaps the only sleight to travel from the card trick to the card table. Herb is also the originator of many other sleights, subterfuges, and routines — with playing cards, coins, handkerchiefs, ropes, and rubber bands — many of which resulted from his long association with the greats of magic, men like Vernon, Miller, Carlyle, Balducci, Walton, Diaconis, and others.

For some six decades, Herb has kept the bulk of these secrets within a small, select circle. With this book, you can now join that circle.

Zarrow: A Lifetime of Magic is a cornucopia containing over one hundred and fifty of Herb’s most cherished secrets, sleights and routines, most of which appear here in print for the first time. The book, a distillation of one humble man’s journey to the essence of his art, is destined to join a short list of true classics of magic.

Written with great detail by David Ben, with more than a thousand photographs by Julie Eng, the book also includes loving commentary by Johnny Thompson, Marla Zarrow, Ron Wohl, John Mintz, and Persi Diaconis.

A lifetime of family. A lifetime of friends. A lifetime of art. A lifetime of magic.

First edition published by Meir Yedid Magic in November, 2008. Written by David Ben. A 480-page, oversized 9.25″x 12.25″ hardcover with dustjacket.

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