November 3, 2021
"David Copperfield's History of Magic" is a New Book Just Published by the Famous Magician and IllusionistRachel 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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