November 3, 2021

"David Copperfield's History of Magic" is a New Book Just Published by the Famous Magician and Illusionist

Rachel Shteir of the Wall Street Journal reviewed the book recently.  But is this really a book review, or just a presentation of her own personal dislike of the celebrated illusionist? 

International star magician and illusionist David Copperfield recently published a new book entitled "David Copperfield's History of Magic."  Rachel Shteir of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote a review of this book, and I felt compelled to say something about it.  Her review includes a somewhat critical section about David's insufficient homage to some of the women in magic history; so... I felt compelled to say something about this also.  I mean, that's what people do in podcasts sometimes; say something in response to things other people have said.

ADDED NOTE: On a personal note, my sincere apologies to Rachel Shteir for mispronouncing her name during the recording of the episode.  Turns out it is  pronounced with a long "i" sound (Shtīr) as opposed to a long "e" sound.  I can relate to this as my last name "Waltermire" has forever been mispronounced (in reverse fashion compared to hers) by virtually everyone who reads it.  They say "Walter-MEER" instead of "Walter-MĪRE."  But a name's a name and it's important to find out how and pronounce it correctly.  My bad.

Jeff Glor also did an excellent interview and received a private tour of David's warehouse full of thousands of magic artifacts on CBS Saturday Morning.  Scroll down below to view the video.

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