I'm sorry I haven't yet offered up a full review of the book. I have one roughed out, but haven't had time to finish it. But I'm not sure I can do much better than the blurb I wrote for the reviews page in the book. Sometimes less is more. (But stand-by for the "more" as well.)
The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini can be purchased on Amazon.com or direct from Goose Lane Editions.
UPDATE: I've learned that Amazon is being stingy when it comes to stocking books by small publishers, so an alternative is BN.com where The Metamorphosis is readily available. The book can also be found at The Book Depository, with offers worldwide free shipping.