Rebecca Skloot’s Next Book

Rebecca Skloot, the author of the *wonderful* book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, has a new project in the works! In her new book, which is as yet untitled, Ms. Skloot will employ the intimate storytelling and masterful reporting that made The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a favorite of readers and critics alike. [Read More...]

Fiction and Fact in One Book

Reader Amy saw this book at Walmart: We can all thank the American Bible Society for keeping the two things separate, just as they should be [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins is Banned by the Wyndgate Country Club in Michigan

You know, if your country club is fortunate enough to host Richard Dawkins, you ought to offer a discount to his publishers. He’s going to draw a huge crowd, talk about the importance of science education, and get your company a lot of free (positive) publicity. If you’re afraid he’s going to offend religious clients, [Read More...]

Despite His Health, Christopher Hitchens Is Still As Awesome As Ever

I missed his talk at the Texas Freethought Convention/Atheist Alliance of America convention this weekend, but it sounds like Christopher Hitchens was in excellent form even if his health didn’t match his verbal ferocity. PZ was there and said this: He was looking frail and thin, his voice was husky, but he was amazingly strong. [Read More...]

Get a Free Copy of David Hayward’s Excellent Book Today

David Hayward, who draws all those fantastic cartoons about Christianity at nakedpastor, is offering his book nakedpastor 101 as a free PDF download for one day only! You definitely want to check that out. Realize that it’s also a very generous giveaway from someone who relies on sales of his work for part of his [Read More...]


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