Dear Leodini,

I want to become a magician when I grow up. My Mom says it’s a bad idea. Magic is done with tricks. She says all magicians cheat when they perform magic.

Is my mother correct? Is magic all about trickery? Do magicians cheat?

Please tell me the truth as honestly as you can.


Boy Wonder


Dear Boy Wonder,

Your Mom is just trying to discourage you from going into magic. Learning magic and performing it as a hobby (or as a profession later in life) is so expensive she’d rather that you studied law in Harvard University.

Also, she probably doesn’t want to buy props for you, say, the Origami illusion. It costs a lot of money. How much money? Well, enough money to buy two dozen PlayStations plus a couple of Nintendos.

About honesty, I can’t speak for other magicians. I have no idea how they accomplish their magic.

I can only speak for myself. I swear under penalty of perjury, I don’t use one single bit of trickery in my magic.

So my honest answer to your question is to tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

I’m an honest magician. I don’t cheat. I just tell a lie.

I hope that clears things up.

Stay magical,


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