Book Review: Penn Jillette's book will make you laugh
"Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday!" (Blue Rider Press), by Penn Jillette
Friday, November 16, 2012
Penn Jillette of the comedy-magic duo of Penn & Teller follows up last year's "God, No!" with "Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday!" filled with humorous essays that provide new perspectives on familiar life struggles. Readers will enjoy extremely funny stories from a man who loves his family and doesn't let his celebrity go to his head.
One story tells of how dressing up as a ghost to read a book at his daughter's day care center became a nightmare when Jillette realized that he looked like a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
He explains how Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" is edited and describes his collision with singer Clay Aiken when they both appeared on the show. He realizes that real life is harder than being a celebrity and working to please Trump's whims on television.
He also tells many stories about his work with Teller, including their early years working on street corners, and how some of their tricks have gone horribly wrong. Jillette realizes just how lucky he and Teller are to have a following and that people are willing to pay to see their act.
A few of the essays are follow-ups to "God, No!" but reading the previous book isn't necessary to enjoy this one. However, Jillette can get quite vulgar and gross at times, so if R-rated language and situations are an issue, stay away. Otherwise, enjoy!
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