Jian Ghomeshi’s opening essay on The Amazing Kreskin, CBC “Q” Radio One, October 14, 2010.
Jian Ghomeshi’s opening essay on The Amazing Kreskin, CBC “Q” Radio One, October 14, 2010.
Judah Friedlander of NBC’s 30 Rock expressed being a big fan of The Amazing Kreskin.
He bought Kreskin’s ESP game at a recent Rock and Shock convention in Massachusetts.
photo credit Kevin Sean Michaels
The Amazing Kreskin, appearing at Shepherd Hills Dinner Theater in Wescosville, credits his audiences’ receptiveness for his psychic ability to read minds. “Success depends on their willingness to open their imaginations and receive,” Kreskin said. “I am helpless if they refuse. Basically, I apply the doctrine of the power of positive thinking, which may well be mankind’s ultimate mental tool.”
September 28, 2010
I just saw one of the most refreshing comedians that I’ve seen or heard in a long, long time. What makes Dave Konig extra special is not only his delivery on some really unique material, but that he has a persona that comes across to his audiences, a kind of warmth that you find in a person whose public company you enjoy, with a feeling that it would be great to have him around much of the time. I foresee his audience expanding in great quantities all over the world.
The Amazing Kreskin
Self-publisher Provides Platform for Famous and New Authors Alike
Bloominton, IN (PRWEB) August 22, 2010
AuthorHouse, the leading provider of self-publishing and marketing services for authors around the globe, has released a new video promoting its appeal to authors of all backgrounds and experiences. In particular, it recounts the decisions by the Amazing Kreskin to publish his memoir with AuthorHouse and Jann Robbins—widow of Harold Robbins—to release 12 of his classic works in digital form for the first time ever.
“AuthorHouse is increasingly appealing to ‘famous authors’ as well as first-time and less experienced authors, because of the flexibility and author-centric focus. For these two prominent authors’ works to be released through AuthorHouse is a tribute to the democratization of publishing that AuthorHouse and other indie publishers have created,” said Keith Ogorek, senior vice president of marketing for Author Solutions, Inc.—AuthorHouse’s parent company.
Kreskin’s memoir, Kreskin Confidential, is his seventeenth book—the first he has self-published. Kreskin wrote the book in three weeks and chose AuthorHouse because he wanted it brought to market in conjunction with the 2008 feature film The Great Buck Howard, which was loosely based on his life and career.
“The reason for my self-publishing was initially that of time pressure,” Kreskin said. “I am pleased with my final choice because I have become immensely satisfied with the professionalism and the quality of work I found in AuthorHouse.”
Robbins’ titles have sold more than 750 million copies, in 32 different languages worldwide. His widow Jann chose AuthorHouse for re-releasing 12 of her late husband’s novels because she wanted to expose his out-of-print work to a new generation. Additionally, working with AuthorHouse allowed these culturally important works to be produced in digital formats for the first time.
“Harold was a literary trailblazer who did things his way, and he would be excited by the changes underway in publishing—especially the growing popularity of e-books and other digital formats,” said Jann Robbins. “I felt it was important to get these works out to new readers, and a big part of that was making the digital versions available through multiple platforms.”
For more information about publishing your book with AuthorHouse, log on to www.authorhouse.com or call 888-519-5121 today.
AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc., author services provider, is the leading provider of self- publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana. For more information, or to publish your book, visit www.authorhouse.com, or call 1-888-519-5121.
The Amazing Kreskin Tells of Something Even HE Couldn’t Foresee,
Making the Most Important and Dramatic Statement of His Career
On August 15, 2010 at a private luncheon arranged by The Amazing Kreskin, Kreskin announced what he considered the most dramatic statement of his entire career.
To explain the bizarre sequence of events, Kreskin, needs to start by referring to the release of the Tom Hanks’ movie, The Great Buck Howard, in March of 2009. The movie was based on Kreskin, having been written by Sean McGinly, who was his Road Manager in the 1990’s. From opening night on he was experiencing a media frenzy. The morning after the opening, Kreskin had an appointment with his doctor regarding an earlier check-up. It was at this meeting he was told that he had prostate cancer. While treatment was urged as soon as possible, Kreskin, understandably, was excitedly beset with all the media built around the new movie. He had been expected to participate in it, this along with his regularly scheduled live concert appearances. To further complicate the matter, he was expected to open in Las Vegas within a month or so. The run was planned to last at least 3 or 4 months, although originally some 8 months were being considered.
Kreskin, to the dismay of the medical team, decided to fill the media appearances and show engagements. In retrospect he has felt that this was an unwise decision. He did not use the best judgment. Ironically, the Vegas agreement fell through but in spite of that Kreskin had before him one night stands in different areas of Canada and the United States…plus, an extensive tour of Canada. He felt that he had to fulfill this multitude of appearances and this brought him into the late fall. Now Kreskin had Halloween promotions and appearances and the holidays were around the corner when medical staffs would be downsized. He completed the year which amounted to 303 appearances.
In actuality, it was literally one year later that the decision was made to initiate treatment…one year later! At this point, a medical team of 3 top specialists plus their support people presented Kreskin with a decision to make. It was decided that instead of chemotherapy, the treatment would be radiation therapy. At this point, after a 12 month delay, he had to make a decision and the decision was to go through what he was confronted with, a therapy that would probably cover 44 treatments. They extended from mid-March 2010 to the end of May, some two and a half months later. During this time Kreskin did not lessen his work schedule, except for his not being able to travel outside the east coast during the specific days of the treatment. He worked within the states that could be accessible by driving in the latter part of the day and night. A remarkable fact is that he managed to keep this so confidential that not one single person of his staff or his range of friends and family had the foggiest idea of his illness or treatment. The 44th day was at the end of May.
It was approximately 3 weeks ago on July 29th in a meeting with his personal physician, Dr. Aherne, that Kreskin was given the verdict…
“KRESKIN, YOU ARE COMPLETELY CURED.”
It was Kreskin’s decision to share before a private group of selected friends and associates the scenario that has taken place in the past year and a half with the extraordinarily exciting final conclusion.
* Special thanks to Janet Markman who photographed the entire event.
Michael McCarty’s recent, highly-praised novel Liquid Diet has The Amazing Kreskin coming forth with information to enable a team to track down vampires.
The buzz is getting out of control……
I am planning a first… and that is, a special gathering of select people who have had important roles in my life and with whom I want to privately share some extraordinarily exciting news before it is announced to the public.
This announcement will take place on Sunday, August 15th.
Can you foresee what it will be?
I am tremendously excited to notify you of the return of my television series…The Amazing World of Kreskin.
Thirty-two years ago, even yours truly could not foresee that we would be viewing in the year 2010 some 30 shows of the 5 ½ year series.
It is being made available on the website www.hulu.com after almost 9 months of negotiations. Believe it or not, each show has a sponsor.
Do you know in the first 2 seasons of the series, The Amazing World of Kreskin became the second highest rated program in all of Canada. Within months it went international and was seen all over the world.
What became a precedent in my series is that an edict was handed down by the head of the CTV network which originated the show. Namely, Kreskin’s program was not to be touched, that is the contents were not to be altered or tampered with. As incredible as it may sound, I was given free reign with the program! The head of the network was such a fan that he ordered all the officials who oversaw the program to stay away and not interfere with the show itself.
I wanted to share with you this extraordinary development.
You can access the serieson: