I guess I shouldn't have expected an academic dissertation dense with data and the results of double blind tests, but Penn's book full of anecdotes only loosely follows the title, Athiests Holiday. Interesting personal anecdotes about Houdini, The Amazing Randy, and his kids mostly.
Happy Birthday! , Happy Birthday!, Happy Birthday!, to all you believers out there this book could change your life. are you ready to hear the truth? Unlike other books that you may have read, this one seems to be based in fact and when the details get a little fuzzy the author points them out himself
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!