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"With great powers come great responsibilities." Strangely, when I heard those words from Peter Parker in Spiderman, I thought of the insane amount of scams and tricks I'm capable of and how lucky the world is that I use them for good. I grew up having to stay a step ahead of people for survival. As a business owner, I've had to keep that skill of adapting alive. As a full time magician, I've mastered what tricks breaks the ice and how to read a person like a book. These skills become apparent to others at my shows. When I'm done performing at a private party, it is amazing how many teenagers and grown men approach me and ask the question, "Can you just show me one simple trick I can do to impress a girl?" This constant request, combined my with vast experience of observation, brought me to create Tricks To Pick Up Chicks. My hope is that men around the world will take a new approach to meeting women. It is not about the tricks, but an excuse and ease to be yourself anytime, anywhere. The tricks in this book hook a lady's interest and let you be yourself in a fun and confident manner- the two things woman want most! Woman aside, the tricks, bets and scams you are about to learn are great fun for life. As a recently married man, I still use these tricks to make my wife smile daily. I have created a collection of nearly self-working miracles perfect for men of any age, personality, confidence level and ability. You are all set. Go out and share all the magic life has to offer... and meet lots of women while you are at it!

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About Rich "The Ice Breaker" Ferguson: Rich is an award-winning magician, creative consultant, inventor and producer of instructional DVDs. For more about Rich, visit http://www.TheIceBreaker.com Book Forward: "With great powers come great responsibilities." Strangely, when I heard those words from Peter Parker in Spiderman, I thought of the insane amount of scams and tricks I'm capable of and how lucky the world is that I use them for good. I grew up having to stay a step ahead of people for survival. As a business owner, I've had to keep that skill of adapting alive. As a full time magician, I've mastered what tricks breaks the ice and how to read a person like a book. These skills become apparent to others at my shows. When I'm done performing at a private party, it is amazing how many teenagers and grown men approach me and ask the question, "Can you just show me one simple trick I can do to impress a girl?" This constant request, combined my with vast experience of observation, brought me to create Tricks To Pick Up Chicks. My hope is that men around the world will take a new approach to meeting women. It is not about the tricks, but an excuse and ease to be yourself anytime, anywhere. The tricks in this book hook a lady's interest and let you be yourself in a fun and confident manner- the two things woman want most! Woman aside, the tricks, bets and scams you are about to learn are great fun for life. As a recently married man, I still use these tricks to make my wife smile daily. I have created a collection of nearly self-working miracles perfect for men of any age, personality, confidence level and ability. You are all set. Go out and share all the magic life has to offer... and meet lots of women while you are at it!

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450560180
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450560184
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #840,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rich Ferguson, AKA "The Ice Breaker" is an award-winning magician, creative consultant, inventor and producer. For full details about Rich, visit his official site at www.RichFerguson.com

Rich is a spokesperson and mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. In 2005, a Telly award winning documentary was made revealing Rich's unusual childhood. Rich has been recognized from city, state and congress for his community and business excellence receiving Congressional Certificates, The Everest Award and has been showcased during special events for groups like Social Services. Rich is seen on the cover of the San Luis Obispo city map, visitor's guide and business membership directory 2009-2010.

Some career highlights include several segments with Ellen Degeneres, multiple world records, 2007 NBC Phenomenon finalist, 2008 Best Entertainer (Central California Readers Poll - New Times), 2004 Magic Castle Gold Medal, 2005 Grand Champion Magician Nominee, 40 under 40 Business Award, 20 under 40 Business Award and 2008 Trick of the Year. Some prominent events and performances include touring with Full Tilt Poker in Europe doing workshops and performing magic for 10,000 fans on jumbo screens as well as numerous high profile events for a wide range of celebrities such as Jay Leno, Chuck Liddell, Jack Hanna and Weird Al. In 2009, The United States Playing Card Company made Ferguson's decks of cards.

Rich Ferguson has been featured on the front page of The New Times, Pacific Coast Business Times, The Tribune and featured as a center spread in BLUFF, a popular gaming magazine which Rich wrote a monthly column for over two years. Numerous appearances on news, radio and television around the US and Europe made Ferguson a popular internet and YouTube magician. Ferguson showcased his Chip Tricks and Card Handling skills at the World Series of Poker in 2006. In 2011, Ellen Degeneres had Rich as a special guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show.

In 2004, Ferguson produced and hosted a series of poker chip and card handling DVDs sold by WEA and seen in mainstream stores like Costco. Currently, Ellusionist distributes his magic and mentalism DVDs of which one was awarded "Trick of the Year" by the magic community.

In addition to performing for clients and creating books and DVDs, Ferguson is a creative consultant to other entertainer like The Pendragons and companies like Apple and Sam's Club. Rich is currently presenting his Magic Makers™ motivational speaking programs for at risk youth groups. For more details, visit http://www.TheIceBreaker.com

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15 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Randall W. Hill on April 21, 2010
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I thought this book was really cool! First off it is organized really well and has funny "sexual innuendo" titles for the chapters, which I thought were rather clever. It has lots of cool tricks (simple and quick to more involved ones...such as including a wingman), some pretty sweet bar bets, and even a section on body language. Even if you don't want to "Pick Up Chicks", this is just a really neat book to own. It's totally worth the money. I'd definitely buy it again. In fact, I think I'll be buying several of these to give out as X-mas gifts this year. Some of my friends and relatives will LOVE this kind of thing...especially the college-age ones!

PS. THIS BOOK HAS BASICALLY ALREADY PAID FOR ITSELF...CONSIDERING THE DRINKS I'VE WON USING SOME OF THE "BAR BETS" I'M ACTUALLY AHEAD...AND I'M SURE TO WIN MORE IN THE FUTURE!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Terry on December 28, 2013
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Returning this right now. I bought this because I love magic and thought this was up close magic book with a tongue in cheek title. No, this guy really approaches this book not as an ice breaker but he really thinks a guy can pick up chicks by reading his book. Comes complete with cheesy pick up lines and even set ups for your "Wingman". Who says wingman anymore. If you like magic buy a legit magic book but this ain't it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By porchhonky on November 2, 2013
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bought other products by rich ferguson like "S3rial bill3r" and "this is mentalism" and thought they were great. this book is filled with tacky pick up lines and tricks that are not mind blowing. i didnt really know what to expect but this was not it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Hook on March 5, 2013
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a lot of these tricks require too much prep imo
some of them are pretty childish too.
maybe just buy a book on magic, origami, sleight of hand ... and incorporate it into your approach.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By cmdalki on May 31, 2011
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While intended to aid a guy in impressing the ladies, this book can really help anyone feel more comfortable in social situations. Some of the tricks are easy enough to pick up in one try and can really help break the ice and get the laughter going. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to feel more confident around people.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tina Swithin on May 31, 2011
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I highly recommend this book. I have followed Rich Ferguson's work over the years and he is hilarious. The one-liners and come-backs in this book are my favorites. If you are looking for a way to break awkward silences in bar setting or anywhere-- this is your book!
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By Kyle Hailey on August 12, 2013
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If you are looking for a book to pick up chicks this isn't the best to start out with. However this book has loads of material. Some are more entertaining than others but you have to know when and where to use them. This book definitely has more DHV outlined than any other books though.
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By ely on August 6, 2011
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i loved this book. the author is seriously a body language genius, and his tricks are great! after reading, i feel like i could better understand what i was up against when encountering my lady. a little confidence booster and i highly recommend it for all you guys out there...
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