Anything is Possible
Cosentino is Australia's premier illusionist - a magician to his fingertips, a man who constantly challenges our notions of what is possible. This is his inspiring story. Cosentino emerged seemingly out of nowhere as a fully fledged star and Australia's premier illusionist and escapologist, with an act as distinct and as wild as his Johnny Depp-meets-Al Capone look. The LA Times has said about him: "Cosentino mirrors the legendary Harry Houdini" - and like Houdini, his stunts are truly mind-blowing. In 2014, he got out of a locked Perspex sphere plunged 10 metres underwater. It was a blockbuster stunt, broadcast live on national TV, but it's not Cosentino's greatest trick. Nor is the one in which he unshackled himself just in time to avoid his head being sliced open by 18 chef's knives. No, Cosentino's greatest trick, the feat that opened up the world and set him on the path to being Houdini's true heir, was learning to read. His journey from a shy boy with low self-esteem and learning difficulties, to the international star that he is today, is the core of this inspirational illustrated memoir. Inspiring, rich, steeped in the ancient arts of magic, illusion and magical history and influences, with a smattering of magic tricks and insights into some of his greatest illusions, this is a story for everyone who ever dreamed of achieving the impossible.