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Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of God, No!
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and#147;Penn Jillette is a twenty-first-century Lord of Misrule: big, boisterously anarchic, funny, Rabelaisian, impossibleand#151;and unique. There isnand#8217;tand#151;couldnand#8217;t beand#151;better not beand#151;anybody like him.and#8221;and#151;Richard Dawkins
Nobody has more fun than atheists. Donand#8217;t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day youand#8217;re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life like Penn Jillette, the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn and Teller. Whether heand#8217;s contemplating the possibility of life after death, deconstructing Christmas carols, or calling Donald Trumpand#8217;s bullsh*t, Jilletteand#8217;s spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike. And as ever, underneath his rollicking rants lie a deeply personal philosophy and generous spirit which find peace in the simple beauty of the every day. Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! is a thoughtfuland#151;yet hystericaland#151;affirmation of lifeand#8217;s magic from one of the most distinctly perceptive and provocative humorists writing today.
"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.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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.
The larger, louder half of legendary magic act Penn & Teller, and New York Times-bestselling author of God, No!, is back with a new collection of spiritual rants and hilarious ravings - the perfect year-round gift, when you consider that Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday.
About the Author
Penn Jillette has been one half of the Emmy Awardwinning, world-famous magic duo Penn and Teller for more than thirty-five years. He is the author of God, No! and the novel Sock, as well as several books cowritten with Teller. Jillette lives with his family in Las Vegas.
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