For members of the congregation, this book isn't anything new really. You've heard some of the stories. Maybe you've shed a tear or busted a gut over them before. You've heard Penn's gregarious cackle -- and you've heard him get very serious about a few topics, only to laugh about something else.
This is a fun book that gives you a window into Penn's life and outlook. Fans know what to expect.
Fun and very funny book. If you are religious and easily offended stay clear. But judging bye the fact your reading reviews I highly doubt that is the case. I mix of funny stories and interesting insight. I would definitely recommend this book.
Although I like Penn as an entertainer, I as skeptical about getting one of his books. I couldn't have been more wrong. This is a "have a seat by the campfire, grab a beer, I got some stories to tell you. You won't believe what happened..." Type of book. Worth it and worth it a second time.
Not really about atheism. It's more about personal anecdotes and some times he says that he doesn't believe in god. The anecdotes are actually fun to hear but I personally expected something different, it was entertaining to hear though. Not great but not bad at all either.
'Leaving New Orleans also frightened me considerably. Outside of the city limits the heart of darkness, the true wasteland begins.'
In this book he uses the various seasonal holidays to tell tales about his life and connect them to whichever holiday he now does not celebrate. There's Christmas, of course, but also Columbus Day, and Martin Luther King's birthday. I have to admit, traveling through Penn's profane views, he still makes a great case for atheism, but he does it with humor and insight. It's a fun book and well worth reading, even if you are not an atheist!
I thought I would get more logical conversation about the flaws with theism, Christianity specifically. Penn always talks about his knowledge of the bible, I wish he would have put more about rising his kids from the perspective of an non-believer. But he doesn't really talk much about being an atheist and why he chose this path in a sea of theists.
Penn has had an amazing life, well earned by the sweat of his brow.
No, this wasn't really book with a point, more like a fire side chat with Penn about some cool points in his life.
Not a bad listen I just had different expectations.
I love just a few things... Family, Drumming, Baseball, and Intellect.
The Honesty and the fact that Penn does the reading. He is great to listen too with his rough carny voice and passion for what he believes in.
With Atheist in the title I expected Penn to go on one of his tirades with regards to the illogic of religion, which he does, but not as overtly as expected. He basically tells stories... and relates them to reality and religion. And ne'er the twain shall meet. He is abrasive and vulgar (which is OK with me).
He passion for the stories he is telling in the book.
Yes because Penn is just an amazing and fun story teller. He has fun with the reading.
Just everything in general. His stories are great! Some time it might be a little to much info for some people but if you know Penn it makes since.
This is the first I have listened to. I read God No and I loved it. May have to listen to it.
Every Day is an Atheist Holiday: More bullshit from half of the Duo that brought you bullshit. (even though I truly beleive all the stories)