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Jul 21 2012

“Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” Now In Print!

UPDATE: A few people are reporting problems ordering the book through the RDF site. If that happens to you, you can also order it directly from the publisher, Pitchstone. They’ll ship it in early August. The tech problems the RDF site was having have now been resolved. Everyone should now be able to order from the RDF store. And they will ship books to all countries.

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? coverMy new book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, is finally out in physical print!

Everyone out there who said you wanted physical copies of the book — for yourselves, or to give to your friends and family — now’s the time! It’s currently available through the Richard Dawkins Foundation bookstore. The print edition is published by Pitchstone Publishing. The price is $14.95.

Important note: The print book will not be available through Amazon, or though most other retailers, until the fall. If you pre-ordered your copy through Amazon, you won’t get it for a couple/few months. If you pre-ordered it through RDF, your copy should be on its way to you now.

Ebook editions are still on sale in several formats: as a Kindle edition at Amazon, a Nook edition at Barnes & Noble, and multiple formats at Smashwords, including iBooks, Sony Reader, Kobo, Kindle (.mobi), Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, any other reader that takes the Epub format, Palm Doc (PDB), PDF, RTF, Online Reading via HTML, and Plain Text for either downloading or viewing. All ebook editions and formats cost just $7.99.

The audiobook will be available in August.

Here is the description, and some wonderfully flattering blurbs. Watch this blog for future announcements!

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Why are atheists angry?

Is it because they’re selfish, joyless, lacking in meaning, and alienated from God?

Or is it because they have legitimate reasons to be angry — and are ready to do something about it?

Armed with passionate outrage, absurdist humor, and calm intelligence, popular blogger Greta Christina makes a powerful case for outspoken atheist activism, and explains the empathy and justice that drive it.

This accessible, personal, down-to-earth book speaks not only to atheists, but to believers who want to understand the so-called “new atheism.” “Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” drops a bombshell on the destructive force of religious faith — and gives a voice to millions of angry atheists.

“Greta Christina’s analysis of religion is acute and witty, and at the same time fair and compassionate. And I’m jealous: I sure wish I could write as well as she does.”
-Alan Sokal, Professor of Physics, New York University

“Greta has done something truly impressive with this book: She explains in a calm, reasonable, and thoughtful way exactly why she’s a pissed-off, angry atheist. She’s not alone, though, and it’s not only other atheists who will agree with her. In fact, I *dare* religious people to read this book and not come away furious at the often awful impact faith has had on the world, even if they don’t believe they’re responsible for it. I may be a ‘friendly atheist’ online, but Greta definitely speaks for me in this book.”
-Hemant Mehta, Friendly Atheist, author of I Sold My Soul on eBay

“You should read it, it’s fabulous and ferocious.”
-PZ Myers, Pharyngula

“If only more people could channel their anger into something so inspiring! Greta Christina has written the perfect book for anyone who wonders about the true impact of religious dogma on women’s health, gay rights, science education, and the daily lives of those who have no faith. Her concluding chapter, which contains solid advice for how to make a positive change in the world, will ensure that you’ll have an outlet for all that rage you’ll build up by the end of the book. Trust me — you’ll need it.”
-Rebecca Watson, Skepchick.org

“I found this book informative and enraging! Leave it to Greta to inform and elucidate like no other. I highly recommend this book to everyone, everywhere. And I hope never to get Greta angry at me. :)
-David Silverman, President, American Atheists

“Greta Christina’s book offers a passionately lucid explanation of the reasons for atheist anger and its connection to the energy behind all movements for social justice. It is both informative and inspiring.”
-Ophelia Benson, Butterflies and Wheels

“They say if you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Well, Greta Christina is definitely paying attention — and in this book, she delivers a clean, bracing blast of atheist anger, like a refreshing cool breeze in a stifling hothouse of faith, that offers compelling reasons why all rational people of conscience should oppose religion and the harm it does.”
-Adam Lee, Daylight Atheism

“Greta Christina is one of the best writers on religion out there, period. I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time.”
-Chris Hallquist, The Uncredible Hallq

“This just became my number-one book to recommend to all believers and new atheists alike. I thought the field of atheist literature was all just rehashing the same stuff by now. But this is an original, visceral, and ultimately complete defense of not just atheist outrage, but atheism itself. Greta sticks to the undeniable facts-on-the-ground and articulates it all correctly and well, heading off every possible rebuttal with brilliant economy. She never gets bogged down in abstract philosophy, yet still hits every key abstract point, leaving you by the end with no rational reason not to agree, and finally kick to the curb that useless old religion, or get off your bum and really do something for the cause.”
-Dr. Richard Carrier, author of Sense and Goodness without God

13 comments

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  1. 1
    Jasper of Maine

    I’m getting an error with the Shopify shipping method selection, but I’m sure they’ll get that ironed out shortly.

  2. 2
    Denise

    I wanted to order your book through RDF bookstore, but there was a problem with getting the order through…however, I did order your book through Pitchstone. :-) YAY!

  3. 3
    Jasper of Maine

    however, I did order your book through Pitchstone. YAY!

    That worked for me too

  4. 4
    Johnnykaje

    What about those who participated in the cover design contest and won a free copy for participating? Do we have a code we need to enter?

  5. 5
    danarel

    i loved this book! i read the ebook and I plan to get the print book so i can showcase it on my bookshelf!

    its like you crawled inside my head and put my thoughts on paper.

  6. 6
    Greta Christina

    What about those who participated in the cover design contest and won a free copy for participating?

    Johnnykaje @ #4: You’ll be getting those from me, not from the Richard Dawkins Foundation. As soon as I get my author copies, I’ll send them out.

  7. 7
    Irreverend Bastard

    Possible bad news, a pirate version of the book has been spotted in the wild.

    Sign of fame, I guess.

  8. 8
    carpenterman

    Just ordered two… one for me, one for my 14-year-old niece. I have decided I’m going to spend the next several years calmly, quietly, slowly talking her out of the church. (She’s a smart kid with a fierce independent streak; I think she’ll respond to argument.) I just wish someone had done as much for my sister.
    I’m very sorry about your knee. The good news is how much they’ve advanced in surgical procedures for such injuries, shouud you need to go that route; very uninvasive, much quicker recovery time. Yea modern medicine.
    Or you could just pray for relief. I hear that helps.

  9. 9
    Randomfactor

    Been waiting impatiently for this. Grabbed one–and RDF store worked just fine for me. Firefox 14.0.1

  10. 10
    thebookofdave

    I recently looked you up by name in a public libary, in case they carried any of your publications. No such luck, but the search page offered the usual alternate spelling key word above the list of results.

    I nearly rolled out of my seat when it suggested, “Did you mean Great Christian?”

  11. 11
    Danni

    YIIIIIII!! *squeel* Literally dancing in my underwear right now. Been waiting for the print edition of this book. So many things in this book that I have been trying to convey (albeit clumsily) to my family members for too long. I am buyin and passing to others :DDDDDDD

  12. 12
    raj

    Ordered just now through RDF (via Paypal!). Now, of course, I’d love to have it signed by Greta, but that’ll have to wait for some time in the future when, just maybe, I end up meeting her. (I know of so many people who need to read this book…)

  13. 13
    Kristine

    Who should one contact at Pitchstone publishing regarding sub-distribution? (Small case qty, unless you snuck a bunch of dirty pictures in there, and/or drew it in comic book form…)
    xoxo
    Your bereft former co-workers at Last Gasp

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