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Al Jaffee's Mad Book Of Magic And Other Dirty Tricks

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There are many ominous sayings in the mystical realm of the magician. But most significant is the one that says, "It is grievous bad luck to pick up a book about magic and put it down withoug buying it." Not for the Customer, for the author.

For the customer it is joyous good luck.

But for those of you who never had good luck, and wouldn't know it if it hit you square in the
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published (first published 1970)
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I love MAD magazine, because it's always makes me think of staying home sick from school. Often my doting mother would provide me with a new MAD magazine to read in bed, especially when it was clear that I was actually under the weather and not faking. It was also fun to be privy to mildly risque material with full parental approval. Compared to what kids have access to these days, the fact that MAD could ever have been considered at all offensive by anyone is almost precious, but compared to my ...more
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I read this book when I was 12 and it was the exact same brilliant then as it is now.
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Abraham "Al" Jaffee is an American cartoonist. He is notable for his work in the satirical magazine Mad, including his trademark feature, the Mad Fold-in.
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