Opinionated and outspoken. These are two traits of Mr. Penn Jillette, and he shares more of his thoughts in Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!'.
Penn Jillette is most well-known for his humor as he performs as half of the magical Penn & Teller act seen around the world. In this most recent book, he claims that atheists are the happiest people on earth, and should be celebrating each and every day. The subject of atheism is dissected with great humor in Jillette's rambling style, combining what he perceives as truth with his usual wit.
Along with atheism, Jillette goes on to share many of his thoughts on life after death. He goes down a trail of examining Christmas carols and dissects them under his atheist eye using his sense of humor to make it interesting. He even goes on to talk about Donald Trump, his experience on The Celebrity Apprentice, and how he now feels about the mogul's business sense.
Religion, politics, business, and holidays. All controversial topics in this day and age, so be cautioned if you are easily offended. Jillette tackles them with great gusto, opinion, and some cursing thrown in for good measure. Overall Jillette is a funny storyteller that shares his thoughts on all of these things in addition to his tales from his everyday life with family and friends.
Jillette was born in Massachusetts and declared himself an atheist at an early age. Put off by traditional magic shows, Penn found himself drawn to James Randi, who used illusion as a form of entertainment rather than trickery. After graduating from high school, he went on to start a juggling act and graduated from Ringling Brothers' Clown College. Shortly after, he met his current performing partner Teller, and they have been entertaining crowds ever since.
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.
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