Harry Lorayne (born 1926) is an American magician and a memory-training specialist and writer who was called “The Yoda of Memory Training” by Time magazine. He is well known for his mnemonic demonstrations and has appeared on numerous television shows including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. His book The Memory Book was a New York Times bestseller. His card magic, especially his innovations in card sleights, is widely emulated by amateur and professional magicians.
Harry Lorayne is the world’s foremost memory-training specialist and the author of The Memory Book, a New York Times bestseller for 46 weeks. His other books include Super Memory, Super Student; Remembering People, Memory Makes Money, and Harry Lorayne’s Page-a-Minute Memory Book. He has appeared on national television many times, including 40 appearances on The Tonight Show, and has made hundreds of personal appearances, teaching seminars at major corporations, schools, and other organizations. His instructional ‘Memory Power Package’ of DVDs has sold thousands of copies on TV and the Internet. He lives in New York City.
Harry Lorayne is a prolific author of memory training books intended for the public, as well as writing books for professional magicians. His ”The Memory Book” has sold over two million copies, whilst in Chronicles: Volume One, Bob Dylan writes that he read Lorayne’s book shortly before breaking through as a music star after finding it in the book collection of a friend.
“Harry Lorayne is the most influential author, publisher, and teacher of magic routines in the world today,” according to Randy Wakeman.
For twenty years, Lorayne wrote and published the monthly magazine Apocalypse. He is also a columnist for Genii magazine.
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