A Psychic Comes Clean About His Trickery in New Book

Mark Oppenheimer of the New York Times has the story of a psychic who is finally admitting that he was faking it all along. The subject, Mark Edward (no relation to John Edward), has written a new book — with a foreword by James Randi — titled Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium. In [Read More...]

That Awkward Moment When Your Name Is Translated Into Polish…

My friend August sent along this image from some book in Polish. I didn’t realize my name needed translating: Then again, I guess that’s closer than most people get… [Read more...]

They’re Writing About Jesus and Paying for Fake Five-Star Reviews on Amazon

Alright, I think I may be onto something here. Over the weekend, the New York Times ran an article on authors who paid to get fake five-star book reviews on Amazon (as well as positive reviews on other websites). This is the part that caught Reader Vani‘s attention: [Owner of GettingBookReviews.com Todd] Rutherford’s busiest reviewer [Read More...]

The Cover of Atheism for Dummies

My friend Dale McGowan is writing the book Atheism for Dummies and blogging about the process. He recently had a chance to offer input on the book’s cover and created a checklist for the image that would grace his book: – Embodies natural worldview – Represents desire to understand world – No religious negation – [Read More...]

Christopher Hitchens’ Last Words

They weren’t “I’ve found Jesus!” In anticipation of his final book Mortality, to be released on September 4th, his widow Carol Blue penned an afterword which was released online this weekend: I can’t seem to access the full piece at The Daily Telegraph, but you can catch glimpses of it at Google Books. Here’s Carol [Read More...]


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