God, No! by Penn Jillette

60%

9 Critic Reviews

...the tone is so angry and frequently condescending that many readers are likely to abandon the book before they’ve finished it.
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Synopsis

A scathingly funny reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments from the larger, louder half of world-famous magic duo Penn and Teller reveals an atheist's experience in the world: from performing on the Vegas strip with Siegfried and Roy to children and fatherhood to his ongoing dialogue with proselytizers of the Christian Right and the joys of sex while scuba-diving, Penn has an outrageous sense of humor and a brilliantly entertaining opinion on, well, anything you care to think of.
 

About Penn Jillette

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Penn Jillette has published numerous articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Playboy, and elsewhere. He is the author of the novel Sock and the comedic How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker (coauthored by Teller). He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
Published August 16, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 258 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for God, No!
All: 9 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 5

Kirkus

Good
on Aug 01 2011

Fans of Jillette’s outspoken sarcasm and indecency will not be disappointed.

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Examiner

Excellent
on Nov 22 2011

...his hilarious approach, particularly in describing some of his more memorable sexcapades, provides very entertaining reading.

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Booklist Online

Below average
on Aug 01 2011

...the tone is so angry and frequently condescending that many readers are likely to abandon the book before they’ve finished it.

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PopMatters

Good
on Aug 29 2011

Penn reminds the reader of love, family, art, time, and “an impossible universe full of awe and wonder. We have an infinite number of questions we can work on.

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Seattle PI

Below average
on Aug 11 2011

Of course, the marketplace of ideas in today's America probably isn't receptive to manifestos - and is even less receptive to atheists.

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Patheos

Below average
on Nov 04 2011

...do you really want to get your religious ideas from a man whose post-high-school education was at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College?

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BigThink.com

Above average
on Sep 07 2011

...This one definitely isn't for the prudish or the easily offended.

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Culture Mob

Good
on Aug 12 2011

Jillette’s writing style is brash and abrasive, deliberately less cerebral than...Hitchens (who is a personal hero of the author’s) but it demands and deserves just as much attention.

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Bending the Bookshelf

Above average
on Aug 30 2011

...it’s a rambling, amusing, self-indulgent collection of celebrity encounters, only a few of which ever come around to the subject of atheism.

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