Newspaper Roundtrip Addition

I missed one this morning. Thanks to TXatheist for sending it along to me!

It’s from today’s Houston Chronicle. Here’s the front page of the Religion section:

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And on the left side of the page, you see a blue book…

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Woo! (Funny coincidence that it’s next to the article on Faith in India.)

It reads:

I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith Through an Atheist’s Eyes, by Hemant Mehta (WaterBrook Press, $14). Atheist books are everywhere this year, but Mehta’s is unique. He’s a young atheist whose clear-eyed critique of America’s religious culture is written with remarkable compassion.

It’s similar to David Crumm‘s brief writeup of the book in the Detroit Free Press a couple months ago:

I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith Through an Atheist’s Eyes,” by Hemant Mehta (WaterBrook Press; $13.99). Atheist books are everywhere this year, but Mehta’s is unique. He’s a young atheist whose clear-eyed critique of America’s religious culture is written with remarkable compassion.

Wait a minute…

The Detroit Free Press is owned by Gannett. The Houston Chronicle is owned by Hearst.

Can they copy each other like that? It’s not like this was an Associated Press article or something.


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  • Maria

    hey congrats on your book being in the newspaper! I think it should be on the New York’s Times bestseller list…..

  • http://tomesnyder.com/ Tom E. Snyder

    …and the Detroit Press is selling it $0.01 cheaper!

  • Mark

    I hate to be off-topic, but since the post I’m commenting on is a ways down the page, I figure my comment might not be seen there.

    I’m wanting to listen to the atheist tactics debate or at least read a text version if I can. But when I go to the Debate Hour, I can’t figure out how to do either of these. Do you have any recommendations?

    Oh, and good job on your book. :)

  • http://globalizati.wordpress.com globalizati

    Your book has come all the way to my small town in Arkansas–I saw it on a shelf at the local bookstore the other day. Since we have 3 aisles of Christian romance and about a half shelf of science and philosophy combined, you should consider your entrance quite an accomplishment. :-)

  • http://www.templewhore.blogspot.com Slut

    “Mehta’s is unique”

    So I suppose I have to read yet another atheist book? (sigh)

    If I have to, I have to, I guess.

    J/K – I’m looking forward to checking it out. Congrats!

  • Primate

    This made me laugh out loud. Thanks!

  • Karen

    That’s weird. The only thing I can think of is that Crumm’s book reviews are syndicated and the Chronicle buys them and runs them after they appear in the Detroit paper.


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