Hearing Penn doing his own book.
Penn Jillette as himself reflecting on his own life.
I, being an atheist (although I don't call myself one because I see atheism as its own religion), thought Penn did an excellent job, even overselling. I didn't think he had to be as strong as he was in presentation to get his points across.
Pretty funny for anyone who already has a secular worldview, but will probably be pretty offensive to anyone else.
This audiobook is one of the funniest and clever I've listened to in quite some time. I think the question of atheism is only a sidebar here. The real quaility here is just great stories with a wit and humor. Penn Jillette is the magician's version of Hunter S. Thompson without the drugs and booze. Never a dull moment. Great listen!!
Woody Allen ~ Mere Anarchy
Maria Ouspenskaya.. the transformation was amazing!!
7 hrs and 23 mins would not be a sitting - it's a planting.
Extremely entertaining anecdotes told by a very smart and hilarious atheist.
Easy read, great pacing, a rare light book with some nuggets of atheist wisdom.
Penn's voice is really pleasant, and he's a very fluid reader, though slightly faster reading pace than most readers.
I laughed out loud numerous times.
Plenty of well-placed vulgarity, not for the easily offended.
Matter of fact, hilarious stories told only like Penn Jillette can. Listening to him in this book makes me want to hop on a plane to Vegas and see his show and meet him after.
I do like Penn's theology, and he's pretty amusing, but he is so strident that I got tired of listening and did not finish the book.
Be Bold and Mighty Forces will come to your aid!
Right at the top
His irreverent reverence of the absolute beauty of life
First of all no one else could have read this book and do it the absolute justice the author, AKA Penn, did
He really gets it and if you don't, well you don't. It's hard to review without getting too sappy but I was impressed at how
This isn't a handbook on atheism. It's Penn telling stories and running his mouth about his wack-job beliefs. So basically, it's Penn at his best. If you're expecting a thoughtful argument on the non-existence of the supernatural you'll get some of that but that's not really what this book is about (or at least not all of it.) It's a fun listen and yes, I even cried a little (during his story about Sister.) I enjoy Penn and all of his nut-ball ideas, even the ones I disagree with. But keep in mind while reading this review that this is coming from a guy who hates hippies, hates yuppies and loves punk-rock. The ideas in this book are VERY punk-rock. Anti-extablishment, anti-liberal, anti-conservative, anti-sociatal norms. "punks not dead" -The Exploited.
This was a good read about Penn Jillette's life, atheism and libertarianism. It was interesting and informative without being preachy.
It's hard to say if this book would convince someone to become an atheist or more religious. (In my case, Penn's preaching to the choir, so to speak.) I didn't agree with all of his opinions, and some chapters were better than others, but I gave the book five stars because it made me laugh and cry, and it doesn't get more real than this.