Out of My Hat
Written by the late Roger Omanson, Out of My Hat features some of the magic that has made David Garrard popular with audiences throughout the United States for almost 50 years and garnered him appearances at several major magic conventions.
Out of My Hat includes close-up magic as well as stage effects, children’s routines and illusion tips and ideas. In addition to David’s magic, Out of My Hat also features magic from some of David’s friends: Steve Bargatze, David Ginn, Tommy Ellison, Fantasio, Dan Garrett, James Hargrave, Mac King, Steve Marshall and Dan Stapleton!
Beautifully produced, Foreword by Lance Burton, 250 pages with more than 100 photographs and a video link to help with learning.
Available in softcover and hardback.
Click here to read the review of David’s book that appeared in MUM!
“Full of solid, practical thinking. A serious addition to my library.”
“David Garrard’s “Out of My Hat” is a great collection of material, from close-up to illusions—it’s all practical, it’s all commercial, and it’s filled with exactly the sort of ideas that make you excited about performing magic. David also includes stories and insights that make you excited about being involved in magic.”
— Jim Steinmeyer
“David Garrard has taken simple techniques and by adding interesting premises and presentation turned them into real world performance pieces that can quickly and easily be added to almost any performance.”
— Brent Braun, creator of Torched and Restored and Position Impossible
“Not only is this one of best books we have sold in our 40 years, it is also probably the greatest value relative to cost. If you are serious about the art, you are doing yourself a disservice if you do not read and absorb Out of My Hat! Highly respected by his peers, it is rare for someone to share their best professional routines which run the gamut from close-up, parlor and stage. All seasoned with the incredible creative genius of David Garrard!”
— Joe Stevens, Stevens Magic
“This is an exceptional book with classic routines that I will refer to again and again!”
— Jim Kleefeld, MUM Magazine
“All A material!”
— Stephen Bargatze