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. God, No! by Penn Jillette – The New York Times bestselling reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments from the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic. Even if you believe in God, you might still be atheist. That’s what Penn Jillette argues in his new book God, No! Signs You May Already Be an.
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The chapter on climate change and more importantly, about how saying “I don’t know” can be misinterpreted was wonderful.
He uses some choice profanities to describe the Far Right as well, but his contempt for the left is far more lovingly nurtured in his words here. By Penn Jillette “God, No! Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: There’s a couple more really good stories in jlilette, a lot of filler, and some frothing at the mouth bat-shittery. I would maybe have faith that this force in the universe is pnn good.
Jun 03, Brian Sammons rated it liked it. I did the Howard Stern radio show a lot in the late eighties.
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To the rather excellent point you were almost starting to make? Instead, it’s a series of tales with lots of name-dropping of people I’m supposed to know.
I did, however, call him once to ask how we could score some liquid nitrogen for a Letterman spot we wanted to do. The chapter skips across some other non-conformist thinkers and doers, and veers into an anti-TSA Transport Security Administration rant.
His track to atheism. He’s a brilliant thinker, a gifted speaker, and a touching storyteller.
Magician Penn Jillette Says ‘God, No!’ To Religion : NPR
There are points, however, that I really, really enjoyed in the book. The love of family is jilletet and admirable. This means you are cons There are three things Penn Jillette really likes talking about: Without a doubt my favorite part of the book is his story of the yod Jew who’d become an atheist in part because of Penn’s influence and came to Vegas to ask him to witness his first bacon cheeseburger.
I think the premises would make a great book club discussion, particularly in m I enjoy the premise of this book. Unfortunately, I grew less amused by it with every page. That being said its ogd a pretty good read, some very interesting stories from Penn’s life in this book.
We jilletts think crazy shit all the time.
Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. That’s what Penn Jillette argues in his new book God, No! Unfortunately, he also has the attention span of a puppy with a Red Bull and a fake ‘but, I may just be full of shit’, humble attitude, that he uses to try and hide the fact that he thinks he is really very funny, smart and radical.
It’s essentially a collection of anecdotes and experiences, most of which are hilarious or outrageous, a few of which are heartwarming and sappy. You’d think this book would be about atheism and penn’s thought on it along with some stories from penn.
That was kind of the initial attraction, actually. And maybe we never will.
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Jillette writes with humor, wit, and compassion when sharing stories about his relationships with family and friends. Penn’s idea of such may be not yours, as he launched into “learning to fly, strip, and vomit on a ” that induces both crushing gravity and weightless moments for him and, prnn all people, guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
This book is crude, gritty, but at its essence it has heart and love of life. The 80 Best Books of His odd combination of humble yet forceful beliefs make me try to be a better, more optimistic person. It isn’t entirely irredeemable, but The House that Jack Built’ s familiar gimmicks say much more about Lars von Trier as a brand than as a provocateur or artist.
gd Jillette rambles from anecdote to anecdote, many of which either only touch marginally on religion or not at all. The truths according to Penn. He also has a flair for the dramatic when narrating the often hilarious adventures, misdeeds, and peccadilloes of his unconventional, some might say alternative, lifestyle.
Price may vary by retailer. I picked this up because I love Penn and Tellers Bullshit, and feel very strongly about skepticism and atheism.