Patty Barber and Ricky Boone

Ricky Boone talks with his friend Patty Barber about living with a rare bone disorder that has stunted his growth. Ricky, a professional magician for 36 years, developed a passion for magic after one of his school principals showed him tricks—he now owns a magic shop in Asheville, North Carolina, called Magic Central.

Originally aired July 10, 2009, on NPR’s Morning Edition.