My Journey Into the World’s Most Secretive Society of Magicians


“Journalist Frisch is led down the rabbit hole of magic and toward a greater appreciation of life’s wonderment in this highly entertaining and deeply felt look into the world of magicians…Frisch’s enthusiastic deep dive into the world of magic is infectious enough that it just might send readers to the stores for their own magic sets.” - Publisher’s Weekly

“MAGIC IS DEAD is itself a magic trick: unexpected, mesmerizing, smoothly executed, and—above all—fun. With verve and wit, Ian Frisch infiltrates a mysterious world with a vibrant cast of characters (I'm looking at you, Laura London), and explores the powerful nature of secrets—and why it's sometimes best to keep them.” - Karen Abbott

A fascinating read—and I'm from this world. It had me hooked.” - Dynamo

Everything in this book really happened.

Coming February 26 from Dey Street Books.