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Jul 09 2014

“It feels like she’s talking with you”: Audible Customer Review of “Coming Out Atheist” Audiobook

Got a nice customer review on Audible for the audiobook version of Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why! Five stars out of five for story, performance, and overall. (In fact, the audiobook now has 13 customer ratings on Audible, with an average of 4.40 stars out of five.) Here’s what Zhuge had to say:

“Addresses Major Issues Head On”

If you could sum up Coming Out Atheist in three words, what would they be?

On point.

What other book might you compare Coming Out Atheist to and why?

Greta’s book “Why are You Atheists So Angry” is definitely the right companion to this book. This book is more for atheists, though the religious can gain a lot from it too. This other book is the reverse, theists can learn a lot from it, though highly recommended for atheists too. Greta is unwilling to let any tough issue go, be it sexism in atheism or the harm done even by the most benign liberal religions.

Which character – as performed by Greta Christina – was your favorite?

Greta performed herself admirably, of course! Her narration is excellent, and it feels like she’s talking with you the entire time. She has an excellent voice, and listening to her is very enjoyable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Many of the stories Greta tells are very powerful, and often very funny. But the discussion of some of the real troubles in the atheist community can be hard.

Any additional comments?

Greta is on point. She addresses atheism not just for white guys like myself, but for all people, men and women, White, Hispanic, Black, Asian, cis, trans, gay, straight, etc. Highly recommended for all atheists to listen too, and religious people too, to understand the different perspectives we all have on atheism and being atheists.

Thanks, Zhuge! And if any of you have read Coming Out Atheist, or listened to the audiobook, it’d be awesome if you’d post a review on Amazon or Audible.

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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!

Jul 08 2014

On The Ethics of Vampire Slaying in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

Buffy with bloody knifeSpoiler alert, for people who haven’t watched “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” but plan to.

I was recently re-watching ““Becoming, Parts 1 and 2,” those Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes where geeky witch Willow does a spell to give the vampire Angel his soul back. And suddenly I had a burning ethical question.

Why don’t they just keep doing the re-ensoulment spell — on all vampires? Or at least, on all the vampires that they can?

Yes, it’s a somewhat difficult spell — although given that Willow could do it when she was a fairly inexperienced witch, it clearly can’t be that difficult. And yes, it’s very likely (although I’m not sure they specify this) that the spell can only be done one vampire at a time, and that you need to know which particular vampire you’re re-ensouling. But given what a scourge vampires are on humanity, wouldn’t it be worth doing, as much as possible? At least from a harm-reduction perspective, even if they could only re-ensoul a couple/few vampires a week, wouldn’t that be worth it?

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Thus begins my new piece for io9, On The Ethics of Vampire Slaying in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. To read more about this burning issue of the day (well, this burning issue of 2003), read the rest of the piece. Enjoy!

Jul 08 2014

So You Think You Can Dance, Nudity Parity Watch: Season 11, Episode 6

Are female bodies displayed and objectified in pop culture more than male bodies? If so, how much?

sytycd logoI’ve been watching So You Think You Can Dance, the mixed-style dance competition show, since about Season 4. I’m a fan: yes, the show is often cheesy and very gender-normative, but it’s fun, and much of the dancing is quite good, and some of it is very good indeed. Plus it’s interesting to watch dancers work in dance styles outside the ones they’re trained in, and to see their dancing grow (or not, as is sometimes the case) as a result.

But there’s a trend I’ve been noticing on the show that bugs me, and I’ve decided to start documenting it — partly just to see if I’m really right or if this is just confirmation bias, and partly because if I am right, I think it’s worth documenting. The trend is this: In choreographed performances, there’s significantly more female skin shown than male skin. Whether the dancers are partnered in male-female couples (as they typically are), or are dancing in group routines, the men and women either show roughly the same amount of skin, or the women show more skin than the men. It is very, very rare for the women to be more covered up than the men.

Here’s why this matters. A big part of sexist culture is the sexual objectification of female bodies. Insert standard rant: Women are routinely expected to be ornamental and to fit conventional standards of attractiveness: we’re often valued only when we fit these standards, and are dismissed when we don’t (while at the same time, in a no-win game, we get slut-shamed and trivialized when we do). Beauty and attractiveness isn’t just more important for women than it is for men — the standards are far more stringent. Women’s bodies are put on display in popular culture more than men’s, and this display is often objectifying, with the bodies being dehumanized (e.g., shown without faces), treated as interchangeable, treated as things to be owned or acquired, treated as tools of other people’s purposes without regard to our own agency, etc. And all of this often shows up in sexual ways: women’s sexuality in particular is often treated as more important than anything else we might have to offer, while at the same time is dehumanized, treated as interchangeable, treated as something to be owned or acquired, treated with disregard to our agency, more carefully watched and judged than men’s, more stringently controlled than men’s, etc. Standard rant over.

sytycd-armen-way-and-marlene-ostergaardBut it can be hard to critique all of this without seeming prudish, anti-nudity, or anti-sex. And it can be especially hard to critique this in dance, which by its nature is all about showcasing bodies and the beautiful, amazing things they can do. The art form is inherently physical, sensual, often sexual. So it’s hard to say, “Look, they’re displaying female bodies in an objectifying way,” without drawing the response, “Um…. they’re displaying everyone’s bodies. That’s sort of the point.”

Which is why I’m focusing here, not on whether women’s bodies are being displayed or even sexualized, but on whether women’s bodies are being displayed and/or sexualized more than men’s. If everyone’s bodies are displayed in much the same way, then I’m wrong, and in this instance my observation is just confirmation bias. But if women’s bodies are displayed and/or sexualized more than men’s, then I have a point.

And yes, I realize SYTYDC is just one small part of both the dance world and the pop culture world: this analysis isn’t intended, by itself, to be proof of the sexual objectification of women. This phenomenon has been amply and thoroughly documented elsewhere. This is just the example of it I happen to be looking at right now. (I also realize that this analysis is very much based on a gender binary: the show itself is super-gender-binary oriented, so that’s unfortunately inevitable, and that’s actually part of what I’m documenting here as well.)

So, with all that being said: Here is my data on nudity parity and the lack thereof in So You Think You Can Dance, Season 11 (the current season). I’m starting with Episode 6, since this is the first episode with most of the choreography and costuming chosen by the Fox network and its employees. (Until now, we’ve just had auditions, with costumes self-selected by the dancers: there are interesting nudity parity issues to be observed there as well, but with self-selection, the issue of whose perspective is being expressed is more complicated, as is the sex-positive feminist question of women choosing to display our own bodies and our own sexuality in a sexist and objectifying world. With routines choreographed and costumed by the network, I think we can fairly see the patterns as reflecting the viewpoint of the corporation, to the degree that a corporation can have a viewpoint.) And I’m doing this several days after this episode first aired because I was away for much of last week visiting family. I’ll try to be more prompt in the future, but I make no promises. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08 2014

“I couldn’t put it down”: Amazon Customer Review of “Why Are You Atheists So Angry?”

I’ve been reprinting my favorite Amazon customer reviews for Coming Out Atheist, and it occurs to me that I never did this for Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. So I’m doing that now. Here’s a nice customer review, five stars out of five. (The book has 134 customer reviews, and 108 of them are either 5-star or 4-star.) Here’s what Jennifurret had to say about it (full disclosure — Jennifurret is a friend and colleague of mine):

Eloquent Rage

I was originally going to wait for the print version since I don’t have an ebook reader, but I couldn’t stand the wait. So I downloaded the Kindle App for my iPhone, prepared to squint at my screen during my flights to and from the Reason Rally. Then I made the mistake of starting to read it early… and I plowed through the whole thing in a day. I couldn’t put it down.

But it’s not surprising. Greta has always had the special power to calmly and pointedly explain even the most rage inducing or complicated topics. I often find myself reading her posts on a topic I’ve talked about, thinking “I wish I would have said it that way!”

And this book is no different. As someone who has been reading Greta’s blog for 6 years and has been an atheist activist for 5, most of the stories and arguments weren’t new to me. But they were put so eloquently that I still gobbled them up, and stored them away in my brain for future debates. Especially the various hilarious quotes involving peanut butter, hair dyers, drowning in chocolate, and parrots.

So in short: buy it now. You won’t be disappointed.

Thanks, Jennifurret! And if any of you have read Why Are You Atheists So Angry?, Coming Out Atheist, or Bending, 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!

Why Are You Atheists So AngryEbook editions:

The Kindle edition is available at 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.

Print edition:

The print edition is available at 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 record: Powell’s employees are unionized.) Again, that’s the link for Amazon US — it’s available in other regions as well.

The print edition is available at Last Gasp.

The print edition is $14.95 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 at Audible.

The audiobook version is available on iTunes.

The audiobook version is available on Amazon.

And yes, I did the recording for it!

Jul 08 2014

Godless Perverts Social Club July 17! Topical Thursday: “So, Where Ya From? Local Differences in Sex and Religion”

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The Godless Perverts Social Club is now meeting twice a month — first Tuesdays, and third Thursdays! The Godless Perverts Social Club is the socializing/ hanging out branch of Godless Perverts. Community is one of the reasons we started Godless Perverts. There are few enough places to land when you decide that you’re an atheist; far fewer if you’re also LGBT, queer, kinky, poly, trans, or are just interested in sexuality. And the sex-positive/ alt-sex/ whatever- you- want- to- call- it community isn’t always the most welcoming place for non-believers. So please join us! Our next meetup is our Topical Thursday — July 17.

godless-perverts-slide-where-you-fromWe’re doing slightly different formats for the two clubs. Our Third Thursday Social Clubs are a little more structured — we’ll pick a topic, let people know what it is ahead of time, have a moderator/ host who leads the discussion, maybe even get in special guests to guide discussions on particular topics. In July, that’ll be Thursday July 17. The topic for this Topical Thursday: “So, Where Ya From? Local Differences in Sex and Religion.” Community standards of religiosity and sexuality vary across the map (and with race and class even in the same place). Tonight’s moderator is a Yankee who spent most of his school years in the suburban South. Where have you lived, and how did the people there regard their religious and sexual norms — and the people who deviated from them? Are you from New England? Costa Rica? Did you live in Texas? South Africa? Were you a military brat? Did you grow up in an immigrant community? Come tell us about your experiences!

The first Tuesday Social Clubs are more loosely-structured casual affairs: we typically start with a check-in question and do a little moderating to make sure everyone gets to talk who wants to, but mostly we just nosh and sit around schmoozing about whatever topics happen to come up. Our next Casual Tuesday will be Tuesday August 5.

All Social Clubs are at Wicked Grounds, San Francisco’s renowned BDSM-themed coffee house — 289 8th St in San Francisco, near Civic Center BART — for an evening of conversation and socializing. All orientations, genders, and kinks (or lack thereof) welcome. 7:00 – 9:00 pm. There’s no admission, but we ask that you buy food and drink at the counter, and/or make a donation to the venue. (Their food is quite yummy, with both full dinners and lighter snacks/ beverages, and they have the best milkshakes in town.)

If you want to be notified about all our Godless Perverts events, sign up for our email mailing list, or follow us on Twitter at @GodlessPerverts. You can also sign up for the Bay Area Atheists/ Agnostics/ Humanists/ Freethinkers/ Skeptics Meetup page, and be notified of all sorts of godless Bay Area events — including the Godless Perverts. And of course, you can always visit our Website to find out what we’re up to, godlessperverts.com. Hope to see you soon!

Jul 07 2014

“I have had 3 people say ‘me too!’”: A Coming Out Atheist Story From the Mailbag

Got this email the other day (a follow-up to an earlier email), with a “coming out atheist” story partly inspired and influenced by my book. I’m posting the email with permission, with only slight edits as requested by the letter-writer.

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I sent you an e-mail back in May after reading your book, and was pleased to get a direct response from you! You indicated that if there was a second edition of the book, you might be interested in putting my experience in it. My original message is below in case you need it for reference. [Original letter is here - GC] Since then, a lot has happened! I came out to most of the rest of my family. I did it all in a weekend. Most of my family was in town for Memorial Day weekend. I managed to get some alone time with my mom, and I told her. She was calm and less upset than I thought she’d be. I don’t think she quite grasped what an atheist is, because she kept saying “but you won’t go to heaven if you don’t believe in god!”. She is worried about me, and she asked a few questions. When I told her I had studied the Bible and was shocked at all the things they glossed over in Sunday school, she admitted she has had some of the same thoughts about the extreme violence in the Bible.

The following day, I told the rest of my family. One of my aunts was genuinely curious. She is married to a minister, and I was the first atheist she knew (that she was aware of anyway!). For the most part, they seemed surprised, but moved on. I got a personal email from one of my aunts telling me she felt it was very important to accept differences, and that she loved me. Probably the most negative reaction I got was from another aunt who never said a word, but just silently cried. I directly told her I wasn’t trying to hurt her and was sorry she was feeling hurt. She didn’t say anything. Her daughter said it was my business, not hers, but the look she gave me was similar to what one would expect if I’d told her I enjoy popping heads off of kittens. I directed everyone to a blog I wrote about my experience, and some read it. The crying aunt and the cousin both spoke to me later in the week and acted as if nothing had happened. I still don’t know what the crying was about (anger? fear? hurt?). I left the door open by telling them I was willing to answer questions, but I won’t bring it up again.

Tonight, I came out to select facebook friends, including many who are religious. I did it for some of the reasons you mentioned: mainly to let people know it is ok to be an atheist, and to let Christians know that they DO know atheists even if they think they don’t. The response is positive so far. I have has 3 people say “me too!” (including one I never would have suspected), and I have had a couple of Christian friends thank me for sharing. So far, no unfriendings and no threats of hell (this is almost certainly due to my thoughtful selection of whom to share it with!). Anyway, please feel free to share my story on your blog or book, but just don’t use my name since I will remain closeted to some people.

Jean (not her real name)

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Coming Out Atheist cover 150Greta here, with a couple of quick editorial comments. One: Jean’s experience is surprisingly common. One of the most common — and most surprising — patterns that I found when I was researching Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why was that coming out atheist very often turns out better than people think or fear it will. Virtually every out atheist I’ve read or spoken to has said they’re glad they did it, and many more of them than I expected said that the people in their lives handled it much better than they’d imagined. This experience isn’t universal, of course — but it’s surprisingly common. And the “me, too!” experience of coming out as an atheist, and suddenly having a bunch of other atheists among your friends and family come out to you, happens ridiculously often.

Two: This is why I wrote this book. This is why I do this work. I cannot even begin to tell you how happy it makes me to know that atheists are coming out because of my book, and that it’s going well. If you came out to anyone as an atheist after reading Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, please let me know how it went! However it went, and whether or not you want me to post your story to my blog, I want to hear about it.

Jul 05 2014

Recovering From Religion’s “Recovering Your Sexuality” Online Workshop

Recovering From ReligionRecovering From Religion, the support organization for people who have recently left religion or are in the process of questioning it, is offering a six-week online workshop on recovering sexuality, for people who’s sexuality been damaged by religion. Here, I’ll let them tell you about it.

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Many of us who grew up in conservative religious traditions reach adulthood with a lot of guilt, confusion, and just plain missing information about sexuality. We feel disconnected from our bodies, uncertain about what’s normal and healthy, and afraid to explore who we are and what we want sexually. Recovering From Religion is very excited to announce an online class for adults looking to develop a healthy relationship with their own sexuality. After years of being told that sex was wrong, dangerous, sinful, or only to be enjoyed in narrow circumstances, our goal is to empower you to move past those roadblocks to discover what truly works best for you! We will discuss issues like guilt, pleasure, and ethics; learn about sexual anatomy, arousal, and sexual response cycles; and provide concrete exercises and actions to begin the road of healing the damage that repression and guilt can do.

This six week course is open to anybody whose relationship to their sexuality has been negatively affected by religious teachings in their past, regardless of what that religion was and what their current religious position is. Some participants in the course will have no or very little sexual experience; some will have years of sexual experiences that were plagued by guilt and shame. This class is uniquely designed to be a welcoming and supportive environment for everybody, regardless of their current relationship with religion and sexuality.

The online six-week workshop begins MONDAY JULY 14TH 2014 and will cover the following content:

Week 1: Body awareness, mindfulness, circles of sexuality
Week 2: Pleasure, guilt, sexual anatomy and physiology
Week 3: The sexual response cycle, varieties of sexual response, desire and drive
Week 4: Orgasm, masturbation, overcoming barriers to sexual enjoyment
Week 5: Fantasy, imagination, ethics, consent
Week 6: Celebrating yourself, connecting with other people sexually

Format

This course will be taught through a combination of video lecture, interactive chat, and individual exercises and reading to be done on your own time. Each Tuesday I will share a video covering the main ideas we’ll be talking about, and a document suggesting exercises, reading, and things to think about. The following Monday evening we will have a group chat to talk about what your thoughts and experiences were. There will also be opportunities to check in throughout the week on our group board.

What if I can’t do the exercises/make the Monday night chat?

It’s ok! We’re all adults with busy lives, and no one is grading you here. Do as much as you have time for. The group chat is an important part of the course, as it gives us an opportunity to interact and discuss in real time, but if you have to miss a week it’s not a big deal. (If Monday nights in general aren’t good for you, don’t worry! We’ll be offering more sections of this class on different days and times soon.) That said, most of the exercises I’ll be suggesting will take 10 minutes or less each day, so it shouldn’t be a huge drain on your time.

Book

Sex and God, by Dr. Darrel Ray
, is the book that goes with this workshop. You’re encouraged to read it at your own pace; with each lesson, I’ll highlight chapters that are particularly relevant. You can skip around and read them when we get to them, or use your reading of the book to circle back to ideas we’ve discussed earlier in the workshop. Even if you don’t finish reading the book by the time the workshop is over, having a resource to keep coming back to is very useful.

About the Instructor

Virginia Brown holds an M.Ed in human sexuality. She grew up in a conservative Christian home, and became an atheist at the age of 25. Even after abandoning her conservative beliefs, it took her years to re-connect with her own sense of sexuality, and she is passionate about helping others who are walking the same road. She has taught courses about all aspects of sexuality to students from middle school to adulthood.

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Registration info is at the link.

Jul 03 2014

What Party Would You Be Guaranteed to Go To?

I’m going to be away from the blog doing family stuff for the next few days, so let’s play a silly game.

communityI was watching an episode of Community, “Remedial Chaos Theory,” in which Troy and Abed ensure that Jeff Winger will have the evening free for their housewarming party — by sending him a fake invitation for the same night for a party they know for sure he’d want to attend. That party, for Jeff: the opening of the Single Malt Platinum Boobs and Billiards Club.

So my brain being what it is, I immediately started thinking: If my friends were to pull that trick on me, what would the party be? I think for me, it would be the Feminist Atheist Quiet Intense Conversation Punctuated With Absurdist Humor Locavore Baked Goods and Chocolate Tasting Sexy Fashion Show. (Okay, now I need to throw that party…)

What would it be for you? What party invitation would almost absolutely guarantee your attendance?

Jul 03 2014

“Quite simply, everyone should read this book”: Amazon Customer Review of “Why Are You Atheists So Angry?”

I’ve been reprinting my favorite Amazon customer reviews for Coming Out Atheist, and it occurs to me that I never did this for Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. So I’m going to start now. Here’s a nice customer review, five stars out of five. (The book has 133 customer reviews, and 108 of them are either 5-star or 4-star.) Here’s what Gregory Marsh had to say about it:

Anger as a positive motivator

When Greta Christina did her original post on atheists and anger, I thought it was amazing. This book takes that and expands it. She very clearly explains which aspects of religious behavior and ideas anger her, and should anger anybody, whether believer or not. But instead of simply being angry about it, she recommends using the anger as a motivator. She very correctly points out that anger has been an integral part of every social change movement. Quite simply, everyone should read this book.

Thanks, Gregory! And if any of you have read Why Are You Atheists So Angry?, Coming Out Atheist, or Bending, 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!

Why Are You Atheists So AngryEbook editions:

The Kindle edition is available at 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.

Print edition:

The print edition is available at 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 record: Powell’s employees are unionized.) Again, that’s the link for Amazon US — it’s available in other regions as well.

The print edition is available at Last Gasp.

The print edition is $14.95 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 at Audible.

The audiobook version is available on iTunes.

The audiobook version is available on Amazon.

And yes, I did the recording for it!

Jul 02 2014

“Helpful, compassionate, practical advice”: Amazon Customer Review of “Coming Out Atheist”

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 24 customer reviews — and 21 of them are five stars out of five, with one four-star review!) Here’s what an anonymous Amazon Customer had to say:

Very helpful and practical

Very helpful to the person who has realized they don’t believe in God anymore, but are existing alone with their secret awareness. She gives helpful, compassionate, practical advice for telling your family, friends, work colleagues, etc. We humans are social animals and need others and Greta Christina provides ways to be true to yourself plus find a social network to live fully in your social world.

Thanks, Amazon Customer! 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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