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God, No!

Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

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The New York Times bestselling reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments from the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller.

Not only can the man rant, he can write. One of the most outspoken and visible atheists in the media today, Penn is brilliantly witty and observant, self-deprecating, and hysterically obscene. This collection of absurdly funny essays are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist's experience in the world. In this rollicking yet honest account of a godless existence, Penn takes readers on a roller coaster of exploration and flips conventional religious wisdom on its ear to reveal that doubt, skepticism, and wonder—all signs of a general feeling of disbelief—are to be celebrated and cherished, rather than suppressed. And he tells some pretty damn funny stories along the way.

     From performing blockbuster shows on the Vegas Strip to the adventures of fatherhood, from an on-going dialogue with proselytizers of the Christian Right to the joys of sex while scuba diving, Jillette’s self-created Decalogue invites his reader on a journey of discovery that is equal parts wise and wisecracking.

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The New York Times bestselling reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments from the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller.

Not only can the man rant, he can write. One of the most outspoken and visible atheists in the media today, Penn is brilliantly witty and observant, self-deprecating, and hysterically obscene. This collection of absurdly funny essays are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist's experience in the world. In this rollicking yet honest account of a godless existence, Penn takes readers on a roller coaster of exploration and flips conventional religious wisdom on its ear to reveal that doubt, skepticism, and wonder—all signs of a general feeling of disbelief—are to be celebrated and cherished, rather than suppressed. And he tells some pretty damn funny stories along the way.

     From performing blockbuster shows on the Vegas Strip to the adventures of fatherhood, from an on-going dialogue with proselytizers of the Christian Right to the joys of sex while scuba diving, Jillette’s self-created Decalogue invites his reader on a journey of discovery that is equal parts wise and wisecracking.

Product Details
eBook (256 pages)
Published: August 16, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781451610383
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