From the Introduction:
"In the pages that follow, I have tried to present what, in my estimation, is good, solid magic that you will enjoy performing, and that your audiences will enjoy watching. Some of it is original, some of it is not, and little, if anything, can be construed as "cutting edge." In short, nothing smuggled fresh from the so-called underground to you, but then, unless you're obsessed with impressing and fooling other magicians, there's no great advantage in learning every new subtlety or sleight that comes along."
A Kaufman and Greenberg Publication.