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Every day is an atheist holiday! : more magical tales from the author of God, no! / Penn Jillette.
Publication Information:
New York : Blue Rider Press, c2012.
Physical Description:
285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Let's be honest--nobody has more fun than atheists. Don't believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you're alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette--the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller--whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike. Whether he's contemplating the possibility of life after death, deconstructing popular Christmas carols, or just calling bullsh*t on Donald Trump's apprentice training, Jillette does not fail to shock and delight his readers. And as ever, underneath these rollicking rants lie a deeply personal philosophy and a generous spirit, which find joy and meaning in family, and peace in the simple beauty of the everyday.  Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! is a hysterical affirmation of life's magic from one of the most distinctly perceptive and provocative humorists writing today.  

Author Notes

Penn Jillette is a magician, comedian, illusionist, juggler, and writer known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team Penn & Teller.

He is an advocate of atheism, libertarian philosophy, free-market economics, and scientific skepticism. His books include Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends, Penn and Teller's How to Play In Traffic, How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker: The Wisdom of Dickie Richard, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales, and Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Jillette (God, No!), renowned stage magic curmudgeon, bares all with a new collection of essays, mixing memoir and cultural observation, in what is mostly a light read, but an undeniably fun one. Those who are primarily fans of Jillette's magic and comedy act will be thrilled by the insight into the origin of his unorthodox and enduring working relationship with his stage partner, Teller, as well as memorable anecdotes of his own early days as a street performer. Even more entertaining are the recollections of his life apart from show business. A reader who might initially find the author a depraved crank may end up rooting for his success and identifying with his unusual morality as he displays a remarkably positive attitude toward the violation of his turkey by a Thanksgiving guest. On balance, the author emerges as a likeable family man, and a soft touch. But that does not diminish the quality of observational pieces like his atheistic analysis of the "I Have a Dream" speech. With all the ground covered, it would be difficult not to find something enjoyable here. B&w photos. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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