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This review is from: The Happy Atheist (Hardcover)
I don't own this book, buying instead Hirsi Ali's Nomad, but I convinced a friend to buy it used. I haven't read all of it only parts.
So far it seems a mediocre book by a mediocre activist. I'm discouraged, and perhaps biased, by PZ Meyer's co-creating and supporting Atheism+, a terrible idea that pits feminists vs. neutrals/men's rights activists as well as pitting progressives & liberals vs. conservatives, libertarians and people who want atheist activism to solely focus on religion.
But there's nothing impressive about this.
For a cheery but light reading you'd be better off with something like Penn Jillette's God, No! which I find rather underrated.
For a serious book about science & religion you might try something like Carl Sagan's Demon Haunted World or Jacoby's Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism.
Even Dan Barker's old book where he first wrote about the Easter Challenge would be more interesting, or perhaps some Hitchens.
Nonie Darwish & Ayaan Hirsi Ali are good for learning about Islam & other cultures.
The atheist community has enough book resources; we don't need another mediocrity.