“A very positive and practical guide from a great writer”: Amazon Customer Review for “Coming Out Atheist”


Hey, apparently I’m the cool aunt people wish they had!

Got a nice customer review on Amazon for Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why! Five stars out of five. (In fact, the book now has 22 customer reviews — and 20 of them are five stars out of five, with one four-star review!) Here’s what GeorgeWiman had to say:

A very positive and practical guide from a great writer.

Greta seems immediately like family, and many have described her as the cool aunt they wish they had. Her guide on coming out recognizes that everyone’s situation is different. Some people live in very accepting families and have accepting workplaces. Some people are in college or otherwise financially dependent. High school students, soldiers, and people who live in theocratic countries where it is very dangerous to come out as an atheist. Even ministers who have stopped believing and are looking for an exit that doesn’t pass through isolation and poverty.

She relates dozens of stories from her readers, to give us a sense of what we might encounter. And with a few notable exceptions (see “theocracy”), life is actually better after coming out. For one thing many people discover previously unknown atheists around them, and begin to enjoy the self-confidence of no longer watching every word and gesture.

When I started to come out as an atheist, I made a few mistakes and was told by a close relative to just stay in the closet. But I’m very glad I came out, and wish I’d had this book when I did. Highly recommended.

Thanks, George! (I especially love the part about being the cool aunt — that makes me really happy.) And if any of you have read Coming Out Atheist, it’d be awesome if you’d post a review.

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Here, by the way, is ordering info for the book in all three formats — print, ebook, and audiobook!

Coming Out Atheist cover 150Ebook edition:

The Kindle edition is available on Amazon. (That’s the link for Amazon US, btw — it’s available in other regions as well.)

The Nook edition is available at Barnes & Noble.

The Smashwords edition is available on Smashwords. Right now, it’s only available on Smashwords in epub format: I’m working to make it available in other formats.

All ebook editions and formats cost just $9.99.

Print edition:

The print edition is now available through Powell’s Books.

The print edition is also available at Amazon. However, be advised (if you haven’t been already) that seriously abusive labor practices have been reported at Amazon warehouses. Please bear that in mind when you’re deciding where to buy my book — or indeed, where to buy anything. (For the records: Powell’s employees are unionized.) Again, that’s the link for Amazon US — it’s available in other regions as well.

You can also buy the print edition at your local bookstore. If they don’t currently carry it, you can special order it. (Bookstores can get it from standard wholesalers; wholesale info is below.) Support your local bookstore!

The print edition is $17.95 USD. It is published by Pitchstone Publishing.

Wholesale sales of the print edition:

Bookstores and other retailers can get the book from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and other standard wholesale distributors. It can also be purchased directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing.

Audiobook edition:

The audiobook version is available on Audible.

The audiobook is also available through Amazon.

The audiobook is also available through iTunes.

And yes, I did the recording for it!

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