In this funny, irreverent, unique, eccentric memoir, magician Steve Spill reveals how he managed to survive decades inside a rarely profitable, sometimes maddening, but often deliciously rewarding offbeat showbiz profession - magic!
Spill tells of how his tailor grandfather sewed secret pockets in a magician's tuxedo back in 1910, which started his childhood dream to become a magician. This dream took Spill on a journey that started with him performing as a young boy at a "beauty on a budget" neighborhood house party to engagements in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, to today in Santa Monica, California, where he's been starring in his own shows since 1998 at Magicopolis, the theater he designed and built himself.
Being a magician has given Spill the opportunity to interact with the world's most famous and fascinating people. In his memoir Spill reveals the many unique encounters that his profession has led him to enjoy and endure: hosting Sting as his opening act one night, spending two days on camera with Joan Rivers, and selling tricks to Bob Dylan, as well as encounters with Adam Sandler, Stephen King, and other celebrities.
I Lie for Money is a literary magic show that captures the highs and lows of an extraordinary life that will delight and amaze you with wit and wickedness. This book should be an obligatory listen for anyone considering a creative career, and it serves as an inspiration to those who desire to craft an independent life.
Great narrator and really entertaining stories! Well done Spill! I wish you would produce another DVD ;0)
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Only wish is that Steve had narrated it. Great peek at a legend in magic!
Funny and inspirational at the same time. Even the Non-Magician will find it hilarious. A book I'll pick up and read again. And again.
enjoyed reading the book. interesting stories and fun easy listening. did not share many secrets though