God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
FROM THE LARGER, LOUDER HALF OF THE WORLD-FAMOUS MAGIC DUO PENN & TELLER comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world. From performing blockbuster shows on the... show more
FROM THE LARGER, LOUDER HALF OF THE WORLD-FAMOUS MAGIC DUO PENN & TELLER comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world. From performing blockbuster shows on the Vegas Strip to the adventures of fatherhood, from an ongoing dialogue with proselytizers of the Christian Right to the joys of sex while scuba diving, Penn Jillette’s self-created Decalogue invites his reader on a journey of discovery that is equal parts wise and wisecracking. God, No! is a roller coaster of exploration as Penn shows that doubt, skepticism, and wonder—all signs of a general feeling of disbelief—are to be celebrated, rather than suppressed. And he tells some pretty damn funny stories along the way.
Publish date: June 5th 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
I've always enjoyed Penn and Teller's shows, and I am a fan of their "Bullshit!" program on Showtime, so I expected to be entertained by Penn Jillette, a self-described atheist. As I got into the book I realized that atheism was just a loosely tied thread through the essays, but the book was more of...
Audio book, performed by the author, who is a really funny guy. He makes a case for atheism by outlining the ten atheist suggestions (in place of the ten commandments) and a collection of anecdotes. The latter don't always correspond to the former, but most have a connection to the case for atheism....
I can't decide whether the level of obscenities adds to or detracts from this generally interesting and amusing collection of loosely associated stories and rants. An excess of swearing typically strikes me as linguistically lazy, but Jillette's frothy audio delivery is enhanced at times by the shee...
I enjoyed this book. I pretty much knew that I would as soon as I picked this one up. I’ve been a Penn Jillette fan for almost ten years thanks to P&T: Bullsh*t! Like other reviewers have stated before, this book isn’t totally about atheism. It’s mentioned throughout, but it isn’t what the title wou...
I now know more about Penn Jillette's sex life than I am comfortable knowing. Penn is like a human South Park episode, occasionally brilliant, frequently incoherent, and obsessed with scatological humor on a level that most people get over by the age of 17.