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Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!' | [Penn Jillette]

Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!'

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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 fans. 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.

©2012 Penn Jillette (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Marc Worley San Diego, CA USA 11-16-12
    Marc Worley San Diego, CA USA 11-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Yes, he curses"
    What did you love best about Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!?

    Another reviewer complained about Penn's cursing. Unless you were completely unfamiliar with his style, it should come as no surprise. If you enjoyed his other works, you will enjoy this one as well. Buy with confidence if your ears can handle bad words.


    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Stefanie United States 02-14-13
    Stefanie United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "If you're a Penn Jillette Fan you'll love it."
    Would you listen to Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! again? Why?

    No. No fault of the book, I just never re-read, re-watch, or re-listen to anything other than music.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I enjoyed Penn narriting his own work.


    What does Penn Jillette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His own attitude.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Penn was black mailed?!? WTF.


    Any additional comments?

    over-all an enjoyable listen, I LOLed more than once.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A. Hartwig iowa city, ia United States 03-31-13
    A. Hartwig iowa city, ia United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Thank You, Penn Jillette!"
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    This book isn't for everyone!!! Lots of explicit language & crazy stories. But it is also touching & honest. I lost track of how many times I laughed out loud listening to Penn's crazy stories. His thoughts on facing death (without the hope of an afterlife) are surprisingly helpful & reassuring. I'd like to hear Penn put together a thorough talk on his observations & criticisms of religious belief. I bet it would be powerful. In this & his other book on atheism he airs some of his views, but they are mixed in with many semi- & completely unrelated (usually laugh-out-loud funny) stories that only he could tell.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. Rose Israel 03-20-13
    J. Rose Israel 03-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! in three words, what would they be?

    Smart, funny, interesting


    What did you like best about this story?

    Penn


    Which character – as performed by Penn Jillette – was your favorite?

    Penn


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sure, but who has the time!


    Any additional comments?

    How can you neat a book written about Penn, by Penn and read in his sexy voice. I loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 03-15-13
    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Some good stuff but a lot of rambling"
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    I have mixed feelings about this book. Some of it was good while other parts not so much.

    I liked the sections of the book where Penn talks religion and atheism. Humor is a great means of communication and he uses it to effectively examine the many hypocrisies and fallacies of religious belief. He is not afraid to lay it all out there in his unique irreverent way. Those who are very religious will likely be offended by these passages but then they are unlikely to be reading this in the first place.

    I also enjoyed some of the insight into his performances but there should have been more of this with some secrets revealed. I know he can't give away his whole act but a few juicy tidbits of revealed magic would have been nice.

    Now the bad. To much rambling steam of consciousness stuff about uninteresting events. Why is it parents who have kids late in life feel the need to wax on and on about them? Nobody cares. It may be fascinating to you but it is boring to everybody else.

    Too much about what music Penn is into. Again, interesting to him but nobody else. We want to know more about what makes Penn unique, not his love of Bob Dylan and NRBQ.

    He is a little too into his own genitalia. Everybody has those parts. Again, not interesting.

    I could have easily fast forwarded half of this book and it would have been a lot better.

    I only paid $5 for it. Would not have been worth more.

    Sorry Penn. Still like you though.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "more of a mini bio, but interesting"
    What did you love best about Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!?

    I love that he is taking a word [atheist] that was meant to be derogative and embracing it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!?

    "come on baby, you can take all of me" [in a sleazy spanish accent]

    But what I can't get out of my mind is the standoff between Penn and Hitchens. Hitch was spot on with his assessment of Penn's "religious" views on alcohol.

    ==HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!== Disney


    Have you listened to any of Penn Jillette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    consistent


    If you could give Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! a new subtitle, what would it be?

    "Family" or "my heart to heart with Clay Akin"


    Any additional comments?

    It's a book filled with digressions that to an extent are not needed to support the thesis of the book and yet are at times entertaining. Penn, and every other libertarian need to stop making the embarrassingly ignorant catchphrase "at gunpoint". They are and he is referencing taxes of course and the ultimate use of force but fail to realize that their proposed alternative system also requires force "at gunpoint".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffery T. Harris 12-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Every Day is a New Story"

    To warn anyone on the fence, if vulgarity, sexuality, or atheism bothers you, don't listen. When you see something is written and narrated by Penn Jillette, expect a lot of this and more. Personally I found all his stories to be funny, thought-provoking, and sad at times. While some of his ideas I don't agree with and I can find myself on the opposite side of his argument, it does not take away from the fact that much of what he says is well-thought and well-intended. Even the stories that had little to no relevance to the topic of atheism were entertaining and gave some insight into who Penn Jillette is. Sure he goes on rants about Clay Aiken and a few others, but this is part of the personality of his that I find enjoyable and brutally honest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kelli B. SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, United States 08-25-15
    Kelli B. SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, United States 08-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Penn's thoughts and funny stories"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jeffrey United States 07-26-15
    jeffrey United States 07-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A great book for any holiday of the week"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pWpTaD 07-03-15
    pWpTaD 07-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Like listening to a conversation."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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