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Amoralman: A True Story and Other Lies (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Derek DelGaudio is a writer as well as a performer.

Derek is known for being an artist in many different disciplines. He is not only an author but a magician and performer. He is well known for his theater show which debuted to high acclaim, titled “In & Of Itself”. The show was created by DelGaudio and Frank Oz directed. He also worked and co-founded A. Bandit, the performance art collective, with Glenn Kaino, another artist. The collective has had shows called ‘interventions’ put on at all types of places, from Santa Monica’s ‘Art L.A. Contemporary’ to Art Basel Miami to The Ball of Artists, New York’s The Kitchen, and more.

The artist also worked with Glenn Kaino again when the two worked together to create the platform The Mistake Room for situation specific projects. They also would generated ‘The [Space] Between’, which operated as something that they referred to as a ‘conceptual magic shop’. The two would also write a book together using the ‘A.Bandit’ moniker that was titled “A Secret Has Two Faces’. The book would reveal to readers never before told stories from the performers’ careers as well as different interviews revolving around magic and performance art. The book would contain contributions from such figures as David Blaine, Ricky Jay, Marina Abramović, and John Baldessari.

Derek DelGaudio was picked by Walt Disney Imagineering to be their Artist in Residence in 2014. He has been part of various entertainment works for some time, consulting on movie and television projects such as “The Prestige” and “The Carbonaro Effect”. He was also a technical consultant for the television series “Vegas”.

He wrote “Nothing to Hide” a show with Helder Guimarães. The two co-starred and it opened at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre off-Broadway in New York City at Pershing Square Signature Center in October 2013.

An adaptation would be made of “In & Of Itself” which carried the same title. It would be directed by Frank Oz and came out in January 2021 on Hulu. Shortly after, his nonfiction book titled Amoralman: A True Story and Other Lies would come out the same year in March.

Derek resides in New York City. He was named the Close-up Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in 2011 and 2012. In 2016 he was awarded the title of Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts. He would go on to receive an Allan Slaight Award for his work on “Sharing Wonder” in 2017. In 2018, he received an award for creative and artistic vision from the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques. He received the Grolla d’oro Award in 2019 and was appointed the Director of Contemporary Conjuring in 2011 by the Conjuring Arts Research Center.

A. Bandit: A Secret Has Two Faces is the debut novel from author Derek DelGaudio. It was co-written along with artist Glenn Kaino. It was released in 2017 and is a great read if you are into magic or are interested in anything sleight of hand or revealing inside looks and details about a topic!

Derek and Glenn have collaborated together frequently as artists as part of the art team A. Bandit. The conceptual performance team comes together and somehow magical art is made in the process. Their art group focuses on experimental performance and was first formed by Glenn, who is a conceptual artist, and Derek, who is a magician.

The two have traveled to a variety of venues to put on their work and do performance art for an audience. The art covers different cultures and the book itself is a unique look into the often times pioneering work that the two have done when it comes to not only magic but art as well. Making the book an even better read is the fact that there are real accounts from individuals in magic and entertainment included. You can expect stories from David Blaine and other insiders as they give you an up close and personal look at one of the coolest professions in the world.

This is normally the type of secrets that are kept carefully guarded, and the two artists still leave something left to the imagination when it comes to magic. This book covers everything A.Bandit, what they do, elements of their performance art, and more. Pick up this book and catch it all for yourself!

Derek DelGaudio is the author of the book Amoralman: A True Story and Other Lies. If you are looking for a non-fiction book that is thoroughly entertaining and even makes you think, check this one out!

When it comes to lies and the truth, often it can feel as through they are on two sides of a coin. The question that the artist and author asks in this book is about the identity of the person that is flipping the coin.

Derek used to think that he has an honest person. But when he discovers a journal of his from the past, he is startled by what he reads. It appears that his memories contained in this journal are evidence to the contrary. With memories coming back to him that were long buried, Derek must take on the role that he has had in a deceptive act in the past and attempt to understand it.

He uses the entries in his younger self’s notebook to take him on a journey that is deep and often funny as well as dark. He went down a path long ago that took him to an entire world where deception was common. There con artists, cheats, and charlatans ruled. Derek takes a closer look at why his father disappeared, what his mother’s secret means, and sleight of hand and how his obsession with it led him to where he is today.

He also examines the swindlers and how they instructed him on how he could deceive other people. They were the experts, as they did it professionally. When he’s working in a card game in Hollywood as a crooked dealer, it leads to a moment where he questions everything. His morality in shambles, can Derek find his way out of this powerful illusion? Read this book and find out!

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