Bamboozlers - Volume Two
Tyler, Diamond Jim
Diamond Jim Productions (2009)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Softcover 978-0-9676018-3-0
Tyler, Diamond Jim: Bamboozlers 2
©2009, Diamond Jim Productions
Softcover, 136 pages
ISBN-13: 9780967601830
ISBN-10: 0967601835

Diamond Jim Tyler (December 2009). Bamboozlers: The Book of Bankable Bar Betchas, Brain Bogglers, Belly Busters & Bewitchery- Volume Two. Diamond Jim Productions. ISBN 978-0-9676018-3-0.

Leather Bound: 136 pages
Publisher: Diamond Jim Productions; First edition (December 15, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0967601835
ISBN-13: 978-0967601830
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 3 x 0.6 inches

In 2008, Texas magician Diamond Jim Tyler released a pocket-sized compendium of bar bets, stunts, and magic tricks. That collection was called Bamboozlers. The contents were impressive enough for none other than Martin Gardner to write the introduction to the book. Now Diamond Jim is back with the second installment in a proposed series of these diminutive digests of deceptions. In Bamboozlers Volume Two, 75 feats, tricks, and practical jokes are described in a playful, easy-to-digest manner. This time around, Tom Mullica has written the introduction. The same charming illustrations and design that tied together the prequel were used for this little book, too. Personal favorites in the collection include a fantastic credit card swiping gag, the old floor nickel gag (in which a coin is apparently nailed to your forehead and removed), and a number of the one-liners that you'll either love or hate. I'm in the former camp. The tricks that do go into your repertoire of off-the-cuffers will serve you well and might win you a few drinks, too. Bound in a brown faux leather with silver stamping, with silver-edged pages and a ribbon bookmark, the production values on this little gem are high. Diamond Jim Tyler is to be commended for compiling this cogent, concise collection of cunning conceits fit for any conman or conjurer. Congrats! -Gabe Fajuri

Product Details
Extras Author autograph
No. of Pages 136
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
About Diamon Jim Tyler
by David Groves

Early on, Diamond Jim's magic skills were prodigious. By the age of two, he knew every card in the deck, and by age six, he had pored through the daunting volume, Magic with Cards, by Garcia & Schindler. By age 16, Diamond Jim was performing close-up and stand-up magic professionally. That same year, he became a demonstrator for a local magic shop in Dallas, dazzling and absorbing for eight years. At age 22, his career heated up; he added fire-eating to his repertoire.
Diamond Jim's ascent in the magic world has been as a meteor from the heavens. In September of 1999 he earned the prestigious Best Close-Up Performer trophy at the Texas Association of Magicians (TAOM) Convention in Austin, Texas. He has performed on television, at hotels, and in restaurants. He has appeared at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. And in the corporate world, he has performed at trade shows and other events for such top clients as AT&T, IBM, Mobil, Pepsi, and Time Warner.
The arrival of Diamond Jim's first book has taken on the aura of An Event. Pockets Full of Miracles: Secrets from the Repertoire of a Professional Close-up Magician is packed full of Jim's favorite routines and best kept secrets. Diamond Jim is perhaps best known as the inventor of the Diamond Deck, the greatest advance in trick decks in many years, which is sold in magic shops worldwide. His follow-up trick deck, the Millennium Pack, takes everything two big steps further, inciting rave reviews from his peers. Several of Diamond Jim's routines have been featured in Genii, Magic and Linking Ring magazines.
Currently, Diamond Jim is at the top of the entertainer heap in Dallas, Texas. In addition, he performs at three restaurants in the Dallas metroplex: Tenaya's (in Plano), Slider & Blues (in Plano), and Pappadeaux's (in Dallas). If you're on the Web, Diamond Jim's heavily trafficked Web site sits in the middle of everything magic. His domain has been prominently featured in Internet books and directories. If you visit the site, you certainly won't be bored: The site features games, prizes, interactive magic and even excerpts from Jim's new book.
On a personal note, Diamond Jim's greatest accomplishment has been his recent triumph over cancer (Hodgkin's Disease), of which he has officially been declared cured. That news is the magic community's triumph as well, paving the way for ever-greater contributions to the art that Diamond Jim loves so dearly- sleight-of-hand magic.


Diamond Jim Tyler has been practicing magic since 1976 and performing it professionally since 1986. Admired by his peers in the entertainment circle, he is a magician s magician. His first book Pockets Full of Miracles, and several of his effects, like the Diamond Deck, have been well-received internationally, making him a global brand name. He has won awards for his close-up magic from the Texas Association of Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He has performed on television, for celebrities, and for many corporate clients like IBM, Exxon/Mobil, Pepsi and Time Warner. He has performed at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California on numerous occasions. Plus, magicians all over the world perform effects that he has created. To date Diamond Jim has performed in over half of the states in the United States and in parts of Canada. As he wraps us this book project he is returning from his first European lecture tour where he lectured in 15 different cities throughout the U.K. Most recently he was a consultant for a major motion picture. For more about DJ type his name into Google and visit his website.