Recommended Reading – Penn Jillette – Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday!



Penn Jillette is a twenty-first-century Lord of Misrule: big, boisterously anarchic, funny, Rabelaisian, impossible—and unique. There isn’t—couldn’t be—better not be—anybody like him.”—Richard Dawkins
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 like Penn Jillette, the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller. Whether he’s contemplating the possibility of life after death, deconstructing Christmas carols, or calling Donald Trump’s bullsh*t, Jillette’s spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike. And as ever, underneath his rollicking rants lie a deeply personal philosophy and generous spirit which find peace in the simple beauty of the every day. Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! is a thoughtful—yet hysterical—affirmation of life’s magic from one of the most distinctly perceptive and provocative humorists writing today.



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Funnier than God, No! If you read , you know what you’re in for with Penn Jillette’s new book. Penn rambles. Digression should be Penn’s middle name. He can’t talk about Christmas songs without launching into an analysis of the lyrics to the “Theme from Shaft.” The books are nonetheless noticeably different. Where God, No! has an organizing theme (not that the book is in the least bit organized), this one aspires to be nothing more…

Paul A. Mastin

Offensive. Profane. Hilarious. Jillette. Penn Jillette is back with more hilarious stories and more atheistic musings in his new book, Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! As was the case in God, No!, Jillette continues to be thoughtful, funny, and honest, as well as profane and offensive. The chapters use various holidays as a springboard for some of Jillette’s stories. And he does tell a good story.Some of my favorites: A reflection on Father’s Day, in which he laments that he “will never experience sending and receiving…

T. Bux

Funny, insightful, truthful I read God No! and was waiting with bated breath for this book, and Penn does not disappoint. I dabbled with Atheism for a long time, but was always struggling with the part of life that religion seems to have the market on, joy and happiness. Penn does a good job of showing how being a non-believer makes you cherish life, family, and every day we have on earth.Though this book does talk about non-belief, this book is mostly about stories. Stories about show business, stories about…