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What's in the book anyway?

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Initial post: 19 Sep 2009 18:42:42 BDT
Oliver_York says:
So, I hear there are some well known Brits in it, like David Baddiel and Derren Brown and Richard Dawkins. Does anyone know exactly what kind of stuff is in it? Have they written funny parodies, stories and jokes on Christmassy themes? Personal experiences of Christmas as an atheist? Tips on how to cope or make the most of it? Philosophical discussions about whether an atheist should be celebrating it or not? Interesting little-known facts about Christmas? Or maybe little articles on their pet subjects (Richard Dawkins on the evolution of Reindeers?). What are you hoping is in it?

Posted on 20 Sep 2009 14:47:40 BDT
Actually there are examples of everything you have mentioned. There are some serious pieces, some funny ones. Many are thought-provoking, others just aim to be amusing.

Richard Dawkins has contributed a work of fiction linked with the Athiest Bus campaign. Charlie Brooker has written a hilarious piece about how God would really need to have a bizarre sense of humour if he did exist. David Baddiel discusses the first ever atheist movie. Richard Herring recounts a Christmas miracle he witnessed while on the loo. Simon Singh suggest a way of listening to the Big Bang on Christmas Day. Astronomer Phil Plait tries to find out if there really was a Christmas star.

There are 42 pieces in all, they come in all shapes, sizes and cover all sort of subjects. The ideal companion for any atheist this Christmas.

Posted on 20 Sep 2009 19:34:01 BDT
Oliver_York says:
Sounds really good, thanks for the info. Are you invoved with the book in some way or have you just got an early copy?

Posted on 20 Sep 2009 20:22:21 BDT
I am the publisher, hence the inside knowledge!

Thanks for your interest in and support for the book, I hope you enjoy it when it comes out next month.
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The Atheist's Guide to Christmas by Various (Hardcover - 1 Oct. 2009)
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