Category Archive: Books

Apr 16 2014

“Coming Out Atheist” is coming out now

Greta Christina’s new book, “Coming Out Atheist”, is now available. Get yourself a copy! I’m hoping there will be some at the American Atheists convention this weekend in Salt Lake City. I’ll be speaking there, Greta will be speaking there (as will Sikivu, Matt, and Maryam) so I should be able to track one down, …

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Feb 17 2014


The Happy Atheist is now available as an audio book via Audible.com, narrated by Aron Ra. Enough said.

Feb 17 2014

I get mail

Another one today? I just had to offset the lunacy of the earlier post by sending my thanks to Leo from Texas, who sent me a nice long letter telling me about all the things he liked in The Happy Atheist. Yay! Fans! Also, the audio book is in the works, and I’ll let you …

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Feb 08 2014

Aww, Dana gave me a good review

Yay! I’m a gateway drug! By the way, The Happy Atheist will be coming out in paperback in May, and I’m already working out a couple of places to visit on a mini-book-tour — it looks like I’ll be in Connecticut and Seattle that month. Probably. Still working on details.

Feb 03 2014

I always wanted to understand myself

This should be good: Jennifer Ouellette has a new book out, Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self . From her description of the contents, it sounds like it’s a sensible approach to the current state of the science, recognizing that there is a genetic component to human behavior and a large …

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Jan 27 2014

When the phrase “out-of-touch” is too mild…

We need a measure of just how far out into space a commentator has launched themselves. I propose that we use the unit, the TomPerkins. Last week, he sent a letter to the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal, and they published it, despite the fact that it is certifiably nuts, because Tom Perkins …

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Jan 08 2014

Hey, look what just arrived!


That new book about lovely atheists by Chris Johnson, A Better Life. I’m supposed to be in it, but it’s been sitting in a box outside all day, and it’s frozen solid and painful to touch, so I can’t open it yet. Later. Order it now!

Dec 17 2013

Give me something to look forward to!

Yeah, I’m still neck-deep in grading. My cell biology course is pretty well in hand — I’m all caught up there, I’ve posted preliminary grades so students know about where they are, and I’m fielding questions from them all day long — but I also give them a final tomorrow, which I aim to have …

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Dec 10 2013

Read Kelly Barnhill

I just read On Feminism, Anti-Feminism, and the Things That Mystify Me, and bam, just like that, I was compelled to go buy one of her books. I think that means she might be a witch.

Nov 29 2013

A tragedy in Morris

I have learned that the university bookstore in Morris has completely sold out of all copies of The Happy Atheist. I know, rural residents of western Minnesota, you were hoping to pick up a few pallet loads to give out as Christmas presents this year, and you were planning to drive in to town with …

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