Every Day is an Atheist Holiday by Penn Jillette

I adore Penn Jillette, and I am a huge fan of his book God, No! I initially was drawn to his book because I love Penn and Teller and I was looking to be entertained. I found what I was looking for, but I was surprised to also find a well-supported argument in support of atheism. Every Day is an Atheist Holiday is more of the same, but not in a bad way. Jillette’s authorial voice is distinctive and sarcastic, yet he manages to sneak in these nuggets of wisdom that force the reader to consider his opinions. Continue reading “Every Day is an Atheist Holiday by Penn Jillette”

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Good Morning, Mr. Mandela by Zelda la Grange

I never knew very much about Nelson Mandela; I mean, I never mixed him up with Morgan Freeman or anything, but my knowledge level was comparably dismal. Good Morning, Mr. Mandela brought me up to speed, although Zelda la Grange’s perspective is biased, to say the least. After working with Mandela for twenty years, la Grange addressed Mandela as “khulu,” or “grandpa.” Despite her simplistic and repetitive writing style, la Grange’s memoir is heartfelt and her affection for this man is clearly genuine. Continue reading “Good Morning, Mr. Mandela by Zelda la Grange”