Catch Me by Jennifer ProbstRick Steele has avoided relationships since he caught his fiancée cheating, but when he’s talked into a one night stand through Madame Eve, he’s not prepared for his emotional and physical reaction to his date. Tara shows him a raw passion and honesty he’s never encountered. For the first time, Rick wants more than one night, but he needs to catch her first...
Tara Denton escaped a brutal past and needs one night with a stranger to get beyond her sexual and emotional limitations. On the brink of recovering her strength and independence, she wants nothing to do with a relationship. But Rick Steele does more than rock her body…he rocks her heart. Tara has to make a choice, but is she ready to get caught?
Watch Ricky Jay's wonderful "Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women" TV special from 1989
By Ricky Jay. Villard Books. You can stand on a galloping horse, for example, with your face covered with a swarm of bees, or cram yourself into a crate -by the look of it, scarcely big enough to contain a small child - along with six dozen bottles. Alternatively you can drive a tractor through the streets of a strange town while you are blindfolded. Or perhaps you would find more job satisfaction in lying down, arching your back and supporting a piano on your stomach, while the pianist stands on your thighs and accompanies you as you sing ''Ireland Must Be Heaven 'Cause My Mother Came From There. Jay, incidentally, can lay claim to an unusual skill himself - he holds the world record for throwing playing cards faster and farther and harder than anyone else and he has written what must surely be an unrivaled book on the subject, ''Cards as Weapons''. Since he is also a leading sleight-of-hand artist, it is not surprising that he should write with particular warmth about conjurers - above all about the great Malini, who could produce blocks of ice from nowhere as effortlessly as he could turn oranges into lemons.
A popular magician offers a guide to the most exotic entertainers in the history of showbusiness--from the amazing feats of handicapped individuals to the unusual talents of trained animals. Ricky Jay is the author of Cards as Weapons and has appeared both on television and in movies. He is currently writing a book about great wagers through history. YA A historical compendium of the world's most bizarre and outrageous entertainers by one of the world's great sleight-of-hand artists. Reaching back into history as early as the 16th Century, Jay introduces readers to daredevils, mind readers, talented animals and their trainers, sword swallowers, and other wonders of the past. Some have been geniuses, others charlatans, but all have captured the imagination of their public. Although Jay handles the material unevenly, readers should leave the book with awe of the inventive genius of man, and of the incredible stamina of the human body.
Put everything on hold and strap yourselves in for yet another incredible, and seriously Canadian episode of So You're Canadian with Dave Hill. Hosted by Dave Hill. From before. Anyway, in the show's fifth episode, Dave calls Danko Jones, frontman and namesake of rock band Danko Jones, to discuss being a native Torontonian, that time he got a postcard from Neil Peart, and how he lived with Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning for four years. It doesn't get much more Canadian than this. Show notes.
Jay presents all of his subjects within their historical contexts and provides numerous illustrations and posters alongside his text. First published in by Villard Books ,  the book is currently out of print. A television special  of the same name was created based on Jay's book. The show featured a variety of magic tricks, stunts and performances, such as a musical performance on wine glasses and an antique acrobatic clockwork doll. The title of the book was considered irresistibly tempting by Richard Goodman, who cited it as an example in his work on creative writing. He found it to be excellent, being well researched, having a good range of exotic examples and being well-written with good humour. In the film Magnolia , starring Tom Cruise, a boy is reading in the library, and the book is seen amongst the volumes the boy has chosen to read.