I’ve read a lot of posts in these forums that recommend Mark Wilson for beginners, so I decided to check it out, and let me say that not only does it seem like it’s a great book of magic, but I found that it had an immediate return on my investment. Allow me to explain: While shopping for it, I noticed that Amazon had a lot of resellers that had Like New copies for less than $10, so I thought it would be prudent to save a couple of bucks and purchase a gently used copy for $7 after shipping and taxes. My copy arrived today, and while flipping through it I found two 20-dollar bills tucked in between two of the pages in the Money Magic section. In only a couple of months of learning magic, I’m already up $33 and I haven’t even performed a single effect yet. If that isn’t a sign that I picked the right hobby, I don’t know what is!