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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (549 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Penn Jillette Narrator: Penn Jillette Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469276878
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jillette’s words are funny, dignified and make perfect sense. An outspoken wordsmith offers more intelligent, humorous and against-the-grain perspectives.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Thoughtful and provocative…The man can really tell a story: he is wonderful at finding the right vivid image, the right hilarious detail.”

    NPR.org

  • “The best parts of the book are random, profane but delicious insider stories that few others can deliver.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Giddily blasphemous…Jillette the author sounds like Jillette the performer—sharp and subversive…There is a forceful intelligence at work here.”

    Washington Post Book World
  • A 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missi | 2/14/2014

    " I loved reading Penn's other book but this one seems more laid back. His stories don't quite seem to have as much bite as his other one and I like that. He's such a uniquely strange and interesting person and I enjoy reading what he has to say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich Rosell | 2/14/2014

    " Sure, it may not be all about atheism, but Penn knows how to tell a story. And I like that... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/4/2014

    " 4.5 It's PENN.. what can I say? - you either love him or dislike him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 1/13/2014

    " lots of laugh out loud moments. I especially like the very personal feel of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina Voss | 1/13/2014

    " See my review in Free Inquiry magazine's December 2012/January 2013 issue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Mariano | 12/22/2013

    " Penn Jillette has got to be both one of the most intelligent and entertaining people in show business. This series of essays and stories is both thought provoking and entertaining, I wish I was friends with Penn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nial O'farrell | 12/11/2013

    " A very good book with great tales from Penn. A great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edgar | 11/28/2013

    " What can I say? It's Penn Jillette :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 11/7/2013

    " I may not agree with everything he says, but he can sure tell a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 10/22/2013

    " I'm too lazy / intimidated to read Dawkins or Hitchens. This will have to do until I work up the courage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 10/3/2013

    " As an audio book read by Penn is the best! To hear his inflection just made this book even better! Bit use headphones, lots of swearing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. Noah Sturdevant | 9/9/2013

    " I don't believe everything he says, but he backs up what he thinks and makes me evaluate my own views. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 7/31/2013

    " Penn Jillette is funny and incredibly intelligent, and when he wasn't talking about his kids, I really enjoyed this book. As you may have guessed from the star rating, he talked about his kids WAY too damn much. This could have been called "I Love Breeding". His title represents a trap. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claude | 6/2/2013

    " Penn's second book didn't really impress me that much, which is sad to say as I really enjoy his viewpoints. It just seemed a book of anecdotes that didn't really take you anywhere while reading. It wasn't a terrible book, but I wouldn't buy it new if I had the choice. His first book was better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Mccann | 4/20/2013

    " A hilarious a heart felt sequel to 'God, No!'. Like him or hate him, he is genuine and what more can you ask of a man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eugene | 3/16/2013

    " An sometimes entertaining, but ultimately unsatisfying, autobiography. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marilyn | 3/12/2013

    " I have some advice for Mr. Jillette--please stop writing books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Hartwig | 3/8/2013

    " Take this for what it is: a bit of a random sample of Penn's thoughts & life with the occasional atheist tie-in. Personally, I find his books laugh out loud funny... then excruciatingly uncomfortable... then incredibly touching. Thank you Mr Jillette!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/24/2013

    " This book has a lot of potential, but it reads like a first draft. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 1/17/2013

    " Entertaining and interesting, though not especially riveting reading. I love Jillette's sharp and thoughtful insights on the world around us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 11/28/2012

    " Made me laugh, much like the first, only different topics to be discussed. If you're a Penn fan, go for it, if not, read the intro first. "

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About the Author
Author Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette has been one half of the Emmy Award–winning, world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller for more than thirty-five years. He is the author of God, No! and the novel Sock, as well as several books cowritten with Teller. He lives with his family in Las Vegas.