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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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    Amazon Customer Boulder, CO United States 02-06-13
    Amazon Customer Boulder, CO United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Great book from Penn!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Really great book from Penn Jillette and his reading of it is just phenomenal! If you're a fan of Penn from his Sunday School Podcast or anything else he does this book is more of his greatness!


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    Tony 01-24-13
    Tony 01-24-13
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    Would you listen to Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! again? Why?

    Absolutely! I've listened to it twice already and will continue to listen to it over and over again. Penn could read the phone book and I would be interested.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The stories. The way Penn tells about his life, be it good or bad, is really compelling.


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

    HIS voice. I love listening to a book read by the author. They know what to punctuate and what to leave alone. It's the best experience if you can find it.


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    B. Barnett Northeast 01-02-13
    B. Barnett Northeast 01-02-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "Entertaining, thoughtful and enlightening"
    Would you listen to Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! again? Why?

    Yes. This is definitely a book you will want to read and reread. If only for his perspective on death. I was brought to tears with the relief of understanding death in that way. Penn has a way of speaking about things that has such clarity and realness. As an atheist I appreciate getting to hear another atheist's thoughts and feelings and life experiences. He really fills a gap in the atheist community by opening up as a "normal" person (Okay. I know he's far from average, being famous and rich but he doesn't come across that way and it hasn't gone to his head). I find myself thinking on the stories that he shared in this and his previous book frequently and I'm sure I'll be reading both over and over. I highly recommend his books and his podcast!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Penn, of course!


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to have the paper copy to see the pictures but I loved hearing his description of them. It added another personal dimension to the story.

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    Tammy Marshall ATHENS, TN, US 01-01-13
    Tammy Marshall ATHENS, TN, US 01-01-13 Member Since 2014
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    "bits and pieces of this and that"
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    Not really what I was expecting. I started this book thinking I would be hearing a lot of good insights from the author and beliefs from the author. Some of his stories were funny none really made me laugh out loud. Once or twice he was able to actually make me think and I cannot even remember why. All in all this was a good book to pass time, but nothing I would like to hear again.

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    Poshu Oshu 12-24-12
    Poshu Oshu 12-24-12
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    "Good book, little scattered but overall enjoyable"

    This is another great bunch of musings by penn jillete about life, religion and events that shaped him as a person. the stories within are of a much more personal nature than his previous book god no, and while i think i enjoyed god no a little better this is definitly a great read by any definition and listening to penn read it gives it a whole other level of intimacy. highly recomended

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    Alex United States 12-24-12
    Alex United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2015

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    "A great book if you are new to Penn"
    What did you like best about Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!? What did you like least?

    I enjoy The interesting way Penn Jillette views the world. His experiences and stories really make listening to him fun and you can see how his upbringing gave him a unique perspective on life. What I like least about this book is that being a fan, I have heard 90% of this already.


    What other book might you compare Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! to and why?

    The only other book that I can compare to this is God, No! Penn can only be compared to Penn. Wether or not that's a compliment or insult depends on how you feel about the man.


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

    I have listened to both of his audiobooks and his audio essay. Once again, Penn is Penn, which is great in my book.


    Did Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! inspire you to do anything?

    Not to sound cheesy, but This book inspired me to laugh more, love more and try to appreciate being alive more. I am a generally negative person and these books are inspiring me to be more positive.


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    Rodney Florida 12-18-12
    Rodney Florida 12-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great collection of stories"

    Penn Jillette is extremely entertaining as always -- note that this is more a collection of short stories but there really isn't a dud in there. Also since Penn is actually doing the reading it's that much better, in most cases you never want the author to read his own book, but in this case it's a very good thing. Note that this isn't an 8-hour anti-God rant, just short stories that mostly stick to a theme which makes it very easy to follow in audio format.

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    George 12-11-12
    George 12-11-12 Member Since 2011

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    "If you already like Penn Jillette..."
    If you could sum up Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! in three words, what would they be?

    More a collection of stories than a book about Holidays. If you have already read (or listened to) a book by Penn Jillette and liked it you will most likely also like this book.

    If you are new to Penn Jillette check out some of his other work you can access for free. He does a weekly podcast called "Penn's Sunday School". After listening to one episode of that, if you enjoyed it you will most likely enjoy this as well.

    The book is read by the author and is enjoyable to listen to.


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    Larry DAYTON, TN, United States 12-11-12
    Larry DAYTON, TN, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "More "back story" on Penn Jillette"

    Any one that likes the Penn and Teller act will love this book. Like the previous one, "God No!" its mostly little stories about Penn's life. This one had more about how Penn and Teller became Penn and Teller.

    It's all interesting, and mostly humorous.

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    kameir San Diego 11-07-14
    kameir San Diego 11-07-14 Member Since 2015

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    What made the experience of listening to Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! the most enjoyable?

    Penn is as real as a person can be - very refreshing!


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

    Penn talking about being stung by bees so many times that his private parts swelled up really bad.


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

    Watched 'Bullshit' shows .. but don't think he has another book out (if so .. I'd read it).


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Him talking about his children. He mus be a great father.


    Any additional comments?

    Great read!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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