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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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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 2001
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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.


    21 of 21 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 2012

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Rose Israel 03-20-13
    J. Rose Israel 03-20-13 Member Since 2012
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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 2012
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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 United States 01-10-13
    Amazon Customer United States 01-10-13 Member Since 2011
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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 HAMDEN, CT, United States 12-18-12
    Jeffery T. Harris HAMDEN, CT, United States 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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    CaseKnifeLover 06-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I think God No was better"

    Penn Jillette's other book is better. Hands down. But in God No, he was writing with a more distinct purpose in mind weaving every rambling story back around to his overall argument. And he's great at that. There's no doubting that EDiaAH is a lighter Penn than what he ran with in God No. He's more vulnerable and personal and actually listening to his raspy damaged voice talk about his children and his parents never being in the same room. This is why audio books work. In print, these chapters would fall and possibly not be as vital. But as Penn reads, it hits him. There's a treble in his voice. A slight rumble and he slurs his words slightly(you salivate more when emotionally effected so hey here's some science). These moments are why I listen to audiobooks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 05-19-14
    Sara 05-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Road Trip Reading"
    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I loved the way he mixed his wonderfully unique world view with these great personal stories from his long career.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    His deep respect for Teller & unending love of his family.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Salt Lake City, UT, United States 03-23-14
    Craig Salt Lake City, UT, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2012

    Former Christian turned Atheist. Like listening to Christian and Atheist audiobooks, & memoirs like 'Angela's Ashes' and 'Hitch 22.'

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    "Again, Funny & Unwaveringly Honest"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, both my atheist friends & my religious friends, because it is way funny & brutally honest.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The mixture of humor & truth, just like the first book, "God, No!"


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

    Yes. I listened to "God,No!" Both audiobooks are five stars across the board.


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

    The Real Truth, Whether You Like It Or Not


    Any additional comments?

    Again, not for the faint of heart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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