“Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” at Last Gasp – Wholesale and Mail-Order!


Why Are You Atheists So Angry? coverMy new book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless?, is now available through Last Gasp!

This is very exciting for a couple of reasons. For one thing: Last Gasp is a wholesaler, as well as doing retail mail-order. So stores who want to carry the book, but didn’t want to buy direct from the publisher — now you have a wholesale source! Also I worked for Last Gasp for almost ten years, I love the place and am very proud to have been part of its underground comix/ hippie/ punk/ anarchist/ freak/ lowbrow art history, and it tickles me pink that they have my book.

You can also get the print edition through the Richard Dawkins Foundation bookstore, and it can be ordered directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing. (You can also pre-order the print edition through Amazon — but Amazon and most other retailers won’t have the book until the fall.) The print edition is $14.95.

The book is also available in several ebook formats: the Kindle edition is available on Amazon, the Nook edition is available at Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords has the book in multiple formats, 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 version is available at Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. And yes, I did the recording for it!

And again — if you want the print edition, you can now get it at Last Gasp — wholesale for stores and businesses, or mail-order for regular folks!

Here is the description of the book, and some wonderfully flattering blurbs.

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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

Comments

  1. Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach says

    Just got my copy for Kindle yesterday evening (stupid me, I should bought it ages ago!). Got halfway thru, then realized it was 3:30am and I should have been asleep hours ago. If I didn’t have to work today I would have stayed up all night to finish it. I’m thinking of buying 3 dozen copies and sending them to all of my fundamentalist family, would I get a bulk discount?

    In other words, READ THIS BOOK!

  2. says

    I really need to get around to reading more books, though I suspect this one would help me rediscover berserk buttons in my brain that I forgot I had. If I do get a copy, I’ll have to make sure I don’t read before going to bed. It’s hard to go to sleep angry.

  3. says

    Greta,
    Thanks for posting something new about this book. A friend of mine recommended it to me and I really enjoyed and would recommend it to anyone. It is a very easy and fast read, but does a great job of restructuring some old arguments as well as fully accomplishes its title in explaining both why, and why it is a good thing, that atheists are angry.

    With that introduction, and repeated strong recommendation, I want to ask Greta a few questions about some positions taken in the book. Some of these questions are truly questions of clarity where others are criticisms placed in the form of questions.

    My first question, and most significant departure from the philosophy espoused in the book, is as follows.

    You state you believe that religion is child abuse. That is something about which I completely agree. It takes many forms. Direct physical abuse (circumcision (though that is largely secular now in the US), FGM, and denying proper medical care to your children, in at least some cases resulting in their death), indirect physical abuse (sex education, male domination/authority leading to abuse), and psychological abuse (rejection of the rational, “sins”, eternal tournament, etc.).

    You also state that you would not want to use force, but would choose instead to change people’s minds.

    These two statements seem incongruous to me to the point where I either strongly disagree or completely misunderstand your point.

    In the case of, for example, non-religiously motivated child abuse (whether it be physical or emotional neglect or direct, intentional physical or emotional harm) there is no question that we, as a society, step in and use force to prevent that abuse from continuing. Never would our society, for example, suggest that we ought to simply try and convince an abusive father to stop beating his children. there may be all sorts of flaws with the way our society administers this policy, but the policy itself is unwavering.

    Why do you feel it is the right policy choice to treat child abuse of a religious origin differently from child abuse of a non-religious origin?

    If all you mean to say is “the vast majority of the population is religious and therefor it would be pointless to try and change our laws to reflect the child abuse inherent in religion,” then, ok, I get that reflection of reality. I don’t get, however, your books apparent (to me) suggestion that the use of force/violence would be inappropriate. Can you please clarify your meaning or, alternatively, if I have your meaning correct, defend the distinction.

    Thanks.
    -Paul

  4. Roger M says

    I got the kindle version.(Way back in March 25). A great read and I highly recommend the book. I wish religious people would read it also. They really should.
    Thanks again for an entertaining, spot on book.

  5. says

    I have the Kindle edition. I rank this as having the highest “signal to noise” ratio of any anti-religion book I have ever read!

    A masterpiece of concise, coherent argument driven by years of anger.

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