This is kind of a neat milestone! The YouTube video of my “Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” talk at Skepticon 4 — the one that went semi-viral — now has over 200,000 views! Here it is, in case you’re not one of the 200,000 people who’s watched it (or if you are, and you want to watch it again.)
Oh, and is almost always the case with YouTube videos: Don’t read the comments, don’t read the comments, don’t read the comments. Just don’t.
And in case you’re interested in the book that sprang partly from this talk — Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless — here’s the info on it!
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
(Other flattering blurbs at the end of this post.)
Here’s the most current ordering information — in ebook, print, and audiobook editions.
The Kindle edition is available on Amazon.
The Nook edition is available at Barnes & Noble.
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 print edition is now available in several outlets! The print edition is currently available through:
Amazon, and other retail and mail-order outlets;
Last Gasp — which sells the book wholesale to bookstores and other retail outlets, as well as to individuals through mail-order;
at the American Atheists online bookstore: their store website is slightly wonky, but if you go there and select “New Products” in the left sidebar (NOT “Newest Items”), it’s right there at the top of the section;
directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing.
The print edition is $14.95 USD.
Wholesale sales of the print edition:
Here are some wonderfully flattering blurbs.
“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