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Scam School Book 1: Smoke [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

Brian Brushwood
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Win free drinks, impress the girl, and become the center of the party using over 80 tricks from the award-winning series Scam School!Scam School Book 1's media-rich format allows you to learn tricks with unprecedented depth, supported by hundreds of photos, over 40 videos, and 70+ audio commentaries... Scam School Book 1 is the most advanced magic instruction book created to date.Named a "Top Video Podcast" of 2008 and 2009 by iTunes, Scam School covers everything from street crime, cons, and hustles to bar scams, mind-reading, and magic tricks. This book is a collection of the very best tricks, hand-picked from over 200 episodes of the show.Imagine the eye-popping surprise on your friend's face when you summon smoke from nowhere... Or the shock on the girl's face when you READ HER MIND! Imagine knowing that in any bar, in any situation, you can be entertaining enough to spend the whole night drinking for free....And best of all, Scam School Book 1 goes WITH you to the bar! Keep a copy on your smartphone, and you'll be able to review your tricks just seconds before performing them on your friends.


Product Details

  • File Size: 355984 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bizarre Magic, Inc. (March 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FRUNK8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,617 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book March 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
I was going to buy Criss Angel's new book "I'm Not Fake" but decided against it, instead buying Brian Bushwood's new Scam School book. Full disclosure: Brian is a close friend of my son Justin Robert Young, but I hold no bias. Already about 30 pages in and the wit and humor of this book is enough to warrant me buying another copy, if only Amazon would let me. Videos and commentary are fantastic - not too long, but enough to get some great insight into how Brian comes up with the tricks, or how they are submitted by fans. Perhaps he can do a trick some time showing his hand being cut off while in handcuffs...I'd like that. Bushwood has really taken it to a new level with this book - a first of its kind if I'm not mistaken. I'll forever carry it around and try to scam people out of drinks at the bar, never having to worry if I remember the scam or not. I also decided to pick up some light reading music for this book, so I bought Black Water (2006 Remastered).
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the Sam School franchise! March 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video
First, full disclosure, i am a fan of Brian Brushwood. So, this was an automatic buy for me. Now, for my honest opinion.

If you have never heard of Scam School, the premise is simple. Go to a bar. Bet a friend you can do something, they can do something, you can't do something, they can't do something. Get them to buy you a drink.

Simple, right? Then we get into the actual tricks. There are "Scams" for every level, delivery advice, video show and demonstrating the scam, and audio explaining the reasoning behind each one. So, you get the free beer, and get to sound smart. The weaving of sound, video, and text is such a great experience, thanks to catering to how we actually learn, by immersing all of our sense into the subject. Brian's precise style make sure that you will really be able to handle doing the tricks in this book, even after you have scammed that first drink.

Tricks did I say? Didn't I mention? Brian is a professional magician, doing the college circuit across the U.S. He has appeared on Letterman.

And he does a free podcast that teaches similar tricks to you. Did i mention FREE? Search for scam school to see his style of teaching for free. And, you can also watch this guy on the TWiT network, where he co-hosts other free podcasts on a weekly basis.

So, reading this book, I felt i knew what to expect. After all, this is just a rehash of his podcast, right? Boy was I surprised. With all new content, and presented in a way i have never seen before, fully imersive, this book's presentation blew my mind.

I would buy the book again, even though I don't go to bars. This book is just FUN!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Other Authors could learn from this book March 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
Brian has done something that more and more authors need to be doing. Taking the time to make an instructional book that actually gives instructions. The Multimedia that comes with this book is amazing. Thanks for this Brian.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sets a new bar for books March 14, 2012
By PC User
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video
This is the way books of the future will be written. Words. Sounds. Movies. Use the right method at just the right time. Brian is a genius on multiple levels, his magic is great, his internet presence is growing daily, and now he shows us how to produce books.

And he has an invisible wife! What more could you ask for?

Get this book, forget the magic but study beneath the surface and learn the real magic and see the future of learning.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn to Scam from the Best March 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
Brian Brushwood has put together such a comprehensive collection of tips, tricks, scams and crazy fun stuff that you'll feel like you came out of college with a bachelor's degree in Social Engineering after experiencing this book. I say experiencing because he's gone out of his way to do more than just write it. He includes audio commentary and video highlights that explain and actually SHOW you how this stuff works. Depending on how you're experiencing the book, you'll find these showing up as either in-book features, or as external links you can access. Either way, it's a wealth of fun that'll help you learn to be the life of the party.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful March 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
In his latest offering, Brian masters a deck of cards in a way comparable to Mussolini's mastering of a train schedule, only without all the killing and stuff. Great read, great idea, great book! (I mean Brian, not Mussolini)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Collection of bar tricks March 14, 2012
By Johann
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
Excellent book. To top it off, this book is built with A/V demonstrations. A must buy for anyone that loves to pulls tricks for a free drink.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book and professional March 14, 2012
By James
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
Let me start off by saying that this book has so much in it and at such a low price it must be a scam. But upon further research I've found it full of humor, tricks, and skills that anyone can put to the use to impress your friends, get free drinks, or just be plain mysterious. I highly recommend it.

On a side note, I had the opportunity to have dinner with this author after my University hired him for a show. Great comedian and performer and a real class act.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Clever book I used many already
Published 2 months ago by satisfied
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Brushwood
Classic Brushwood doing tricks, pranks, puzzles, and magical scams to score drinks at the bar.Lean great lessons on how to fool your friends, family, and coworkers.
Published 4 months ago by Just Me
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC
I had a layover in Chad's Gap and was there for a while because no one really knew how to get there, but I saw this book, picked it up and never put it down, TO THIS DAY I AM STILL... Read more
Published 8 months ago by themadgician
5.0 out of 5 stars Having fun in the general population.
This is a fun book.
Well written and honest about the book is about -- scam.
This is the place to get information about scams, and how to do them.
Published 10 months ago by J S
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
First let me say that I am a rather large fan of Brian Brushwood. I have seen him perform live and I watch his podcasts. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jared Westfall
5.0 out of 5 stars Shwood is da man
Wut can I say about this book. But it is a great book to lay back and have some fun with.
Published 14 months ago by Oni Hiro
5.0 out of 5 stars Lot of Fun
This is a fun book. works on my touch Ipod and is a lot of fun seeing the tricks being done. I am never expected this much for so little money.
Published 22 months ago by Roger Bergman
5.0 out of 5 stars love It
Have been a fan of the video podcast for a long time. This is a great way to have a lot of your favorites in one place. Read more
Published on September 14, 2012 by cherrymann
4.0 out of 5 stars Enlighten by magic
Scam school book will give you a tool to enhance your ability to
do magic and tricks to fool friends and family and have good time doing it.
Published on September 6, 2012 by Orlando R. Palma
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This book is very handy especially if you have the kindle app on your phone, it is full of great content to break the ice with someone, get a free beer or have a laugh. Read more
Published on June 19, 2012 by nobby
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