Instructional Fire Eating Book Reviews

If you want to learn to eat fire, I recommend finding a reputable live class (Mine and Ryan Stocks & Amber Lynn Walker’s workshops are preferable), and getting a book or DVD to follow along with. To make it easier to pick a book, here’s a quick review of the available literature.

The Professional’s Guide to Fire Eating

by Brian Brushwood
ISBN”# 0971364605
As far as fire eating books go, this is the best of the bunch. Brian’s book is comprehensive and extensive, going into detail about every conceivable aspect to the art.

I give it a perfect score

BEST PART
The illustrations and the torch flourishes are a big pat of what set this book apart. The illustrations are clear and straightforward, perfect for beginners. The torch flourishes add polish to an already great show, making the book also useful to professionals.

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Fire Eating – A Manual of Instruction

by Ben Mack
ISBN”# 0917643127This book is clear but a little incomplete. Great illustrations and point form instructions make it feel a bit like one of Ikea’s assembly manuals.

I give it 3.5 out of 5

BEST PART
The author spends the entire first section of the book telling you all the reasons not to eat fire, it’s the topic on which he is the most extensive. The writing is also very good, it was a fun read.

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Fire Magic – Fire Eating Plus Many Fire Tricks

by Clettis V. Musson
You will likely find it difficult to learn fire eating from this book and I don’t recommend it. However if you are already a seasoned fire bug and are looking for a few new stills to put under your belt then Fire Magic is an interesting read.

I give it 3.5 out of 5

BEST PART
The range of tricks covered and the writing style made this a fun and easy read.

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