Christopher Hitchens’ Final Book, Mortality, Now Available

Just FYI, Christopher Hitchens‘ final book, Mortality, is now available: Vanity Fair summarizes it like this: Mortality encompasses extended versions of seven essays written for Vanity Fair about Hitchens’s experiences with a terminal illness. The final chapter is a collection of Hitchens’s shorthand notes to himself, offering a glimpse into his thought process while writing [Read More...]


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My View of the Atheist Movement… Circa 2007

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do something really cool: record an audiobook for I Sold My Soul on eBay. I know: it’s five years after the fact… but whatever I went to a sound studio on two separate occasions to recite the whole thing from start to finish. It marked [Read More...]


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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...]


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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...]


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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...]


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