The inside of Derren Brown’s head is a strange and mysterious place. Now you can climb inside and wander around. Find out just how Derren’s. If you haven’t heard, Derren has a new book out called “Confessions Of A Conjuror”. Here’s a recent review from the Sunday Times: (Follow the. In Confessions of a Conjuror, Derren Brown invites you on a whimsical journey through his unusual mind. Structured around the various stages of a conjuring.

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Drawing on this conjurir body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness – from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own.

What do you see?

While this wasn’t exactly a page-turner for me, I know there will be a lot of things I think back to and I’ll be trying to look at the world in a slightly different way because of it. He entwines personal anecdotes, psychological insights and instructions for preparing a perfect poached egg within a dissection of the anatomy of a card trick in the retelling of a particular performance conjiror combined with discussion of magic in general.

So come on Brpwn, what are cerren trying to broen me? If you find yourself wanting to laugh and clap at the end, he got you ; A book to be heard, rather than read, as this strange version of an autobiography, is best presented by the author, whom happens to know his way with rhetoric: I found this book to be a delight from start to finish.


Yes, it made me laugh at a few points. Fascinating, wide-ranging and amusing commuters who suffer from embarrassing giggle-outbursts on buses and trains, beware! But i guess that is his charm. Smiled the whole way through this book.

Confessions of a Conjuror by Derren Brown

But all that changed as I continued to read the book and I ot I was expecting the wrong thing from it. Ricky Gervais Narrated by: Magic Tricks of the Mind By: Feb 17, Gianni Barbieri rated it really liked it. He wanders around his neurosis and obsessions in an entertaining manner.

Derren feels like he’s invited us into his London apartment for an evening after a show and given us an extended and uninhibited journey into what’s going on inside.

Mind Control and following series — approaching the general public with mind-bending psychic feats and illusion. Trouble is, America may not have heard of him, save for certain worldwide controversy. Brown conjjror with a pack of cards. This was fun, if somewhat longwinded in places. Not only the mechanics conjurro forcing and palming cards but, more interestingly, the psychology of misdirection, the manipulation of the audience’s imagination and the whole theatricality of performing magic.

The task was buying earplugs – which apparently requires a good feel so as to ascertain that the density of the foam is of the desired sufficiency. This was okay — not brilliant, not deeply philosophical — and even occasionally quite funny.

Confessions Of A Conjuror | Derren Brown

But then again, so are most of us. Occasionally, a moving nugget catches the eye. This audiobook is about hypnosis and how to use it effectively. Published Contessions 14th by Channel 4 Books first published Dec 04, Lilian rated it it was amazing. He was much more interesting with his homilies confessinos ethical asides — even though I could tell these would probably annoy other readers to the point of distraction.


In the first chapter, he is looking for a group of diners to dazzle. Or basically be kind to all the people you don’t know to make the best first impression. Sep 10, Wolfie rated it it was amazing.

Confessions of a Conjuror

Well, I enjoyed it, even if some of the last few chapters began to seem a little wearing. It is close to self help but if that doesn’t grab you the rest of the book probably wont.

And then on live television, using only his abilities, he pointed the gun to his head and managed to dodge all 5 empty chambers and fire the one bullet into a sandbag. The Art of Impromptu Hypnosis By: Learn about the pantomimes people play out to themselves to not appear weird; why you repeatedly do things you don’t actually enjoy; and how to simply enjoy life more.

As the book goes on, it rambles more and more until the footnotes are longer than the text. The Geeks of Doom Podcast Network!

There is a magic trick to tie it all together but that is not the most interesting part of the book.