This is a combined volume of four McAthy books originally published as a series. This volume includes Smart Talk (32 pages) which is dedicated to those magicians who feel that magic should be entertaining as well as mystifying. It includes Egg Bag, Six Card Repeat, Soft Soap, Diminishing Cards, Openings, Random Remarks, Closing Lines, Oriental Vase, Manipulation, Midget Vent Act, Club Chatter and many more. The second volume: Smart Business (32 pages) designed for M.C.s and magicians and is full of good comedy magic, funny business, laugh routines and new smart talk. Also includes Smart Tricks (36 pages): another McAthy original including funny patter, comedy magic and new routines. Partial contents: Assorted Asides, Uncle Charlie’s Vices, Tricks With A Bang (Gun), Dove Pan Routine, Patter For Afghan Bands, Comedy Introduction, Cute Quickies, Shuffle Routine, etc. Finally included is Smart Comedy (40 pages) containing Standard Patter, Cute Quips, Magi-Gags, Necromatic Nifties, Riotous Routine For Radio, Stage Show Stoppers, Quickies Ticklers for Television, etc. It covers a fantastic amount of material, with excellent comedy magic, patter and presentation material, and a wealth of useful information for magicians. Excellent value for the performer.